An East Renfrewshire schoolboy is targeting gold at the 2024 Olympics after receiving five As in his Highers.

Danyaal Butt is a two-time British Tae Kwon Do champion in his age group but is today celebrating confirmation of a clean sweep in his qualifications at Mearns Castle High.

And after gaining top marks in biology, English, maths, modern studies and PE, the 16-year-old Newton Mearns boy is turning his attention to the Games in Paris.

A gruelling six-hour training schedule, which he juggled alongside studying, honed his skills to such a point where Danyaal has been invited to the Team GB training academy in Manchester.

He said: "I'm delighted to have achieved my results and am now looking forward to moving to Manchester to train full-time to pursue my dream of becoming an Olympic champion in Paris.

"I will still do my Advanced Highers remotely from Manchester and I think the experience of home learning this year will set me up well for that.

"I used to train regularly in Manchester but the opportunity to focus full-time in an elite environment will provide me with the training environment I need.

"As well as aiming for Paris, I'm also looking beyond to the next Olympics in Los Angeles."