There has never been a time when Kirsty Deans wasn’t in love with sport, from the days when she dragged her father, Kenny and sister, Lindsay, out for games at their Kingussie home.
Sports Personality of the Year
It has been a year when north and north-east stars have paraded their talents across a diverse range of sporting pursuits.
Andy Murray has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2015.
Rory McIlroy and Lewis Hamilton are expected to battle it out to win the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award after being confirmed among this year’s shortlist of 10 contenders.