Imogen to launch badminton carnival

MILNGAVIE Olympian Imogen Bankier will help launch a badminton festival for youngster ahead of the Scottish International Championships at the Emirates Arena on Wednesday morning.

The World silver medallist will kick off the Play Badminton Carnivals, being held in conjunction with the Championships which run until Sunday.

The Internationals are the first major badminton event to be staged at the Emirates Arena - the venue which will also host the badminton competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The Carnival starts at 11am with the qualifying rounds of the Championships set to get underway at 12 noon.