Anne Smillie, who has served as Badminton Scotland chief executive for 28 years, has announced that she is stepping down from her position.

She is the the longest serving chief executive in British sport having led the organisation since 1990 and has been at the governing body for 38 years, beginning as an assistant administrator, stepping up to the roles of executive administrator before reaching the top spot.

She has overseen a number of achievements of Scottish badminton players, including world, European and Commonwealth medals and a total of four Scottish players reaching the Olympic Games during her tenure.

On the events side, Scotland has hosted nine major championships, including last year's World Championships and the Scottish Open Championships has been elevated to Grand Prix status.

On her time at Badminton Scotland, Smillie said: "I have served BADMINTONscotland to the best of my ability for the past 38 years and have decided that now is the right moment to pass the baton of leadership to a new Chief Executive.

“Helping put BADMINTONscotland onto the world stage has been a source of great pride, but even more exciting has been witnessing the way Scottish talent has seized the opportunities provided.

“I am proud of the historic journey that BADMINTONscotland has been on over the past nearly three decades under my leadership and I am delighted to retire at a time when it is in its most robust ever health."