SNOW storms have prevented a Peebles teenager making her Scotland debut this weekend at netball.

The Peeblesshire News revealed last month that talented Emma Latto had been selected at age-group level for her country to play in Ireland.

The 14-year-old Peebles High pupil was due to fly out with the rest of the Under 17 squad from Glasgow Airport to take part in the European competition.

But this week’s heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures led to Netball Scotland deciding to cancel the trip.

As well as the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ causing havoc in Scotland, Storm Emma was due to hit Dublin over the weekend.

Emma’s coach at Peebles Netball, Linda Nicholson, told us: “With treacherous weather conditions at Glasgow Airport where the Under 17 team was meeting, and news of Storm Emma about to arrive, Netball Scotland made the sensible, albeit disappointing, decision not to travel.

“After the excitement of recent weeks, training with the national team, and preparing for her first international outing, Emma was gutted to hear the news. “However, as one of the youngest in the squad, she at least has the prospect of further international selection at this age group, hopefully in milder weather conditions."

The former Belatne Queen is the latest in a growing line of Peebles Netball players selected for Scotland internationals over recent years, which includes Jo Pettitt, Lauren Tait, Jenny Hudson, and Caillie Douce.