PEEBLES athlete Aaron Gray is hoping 13 won't be unlucky next week when he competes at the Westfield Health British Transplant Games.

The 20-year-old, who received a combined liver and small bowel transplant when he was a small child, will take part in darts, ten pin bowling, the 5,000 metres Donor Run as well as the 100 metres and 200 metres sprints.

Aaron will also line up on the North Lanarkshire track for Edinburgh in the relay.

The Borders College student, who won a bronze medal last year in the 200 metres, will be competing in the Transplant Games for the 13th time.

Jim McCabe, chair of the local organising committee, is looking forward the Games returning to Scotland.

He told us: “The Games were last held in Scotland 10 years ago, and it appears that we really left a lasting impression, with many visitors then hailing it as one of the best games ever.

"We hope that this year we can make an even bigger impact and sign more people onto the NHS Organ Donor Register.”

The British Transplant Games exists to encourage anyone who has received a transplant to lead active and healthy lives while showcasing the benefits of transplantation.

It also hopes to raise awareness of the need for more people to sign on to the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Over 750 inspiring athletes from across the UK, each of whom has received a life saving organ transplant, will descend on North Lanarkshire along with around 2,000 supporters to take part in 23 different sporting activities over the four days day - Thursday, July 27 to Sunday, July 30.

Athletes are aged between three years and 81 and will compete in competitions including archery, athletics, golf, squash, snooker, tennis and swimming.