Haynes R (2019) The Path to Gold in Auckland 1950: Stories from the Sir Peter Heatly Archive. Sports Heritage: From Sporting Past to Future Wellbeing Blog [Blog post] 15.05.2019. https://sportheritage.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/the-path-to-gold-in-auckland-1950-stories-from-the-sir-peter-heatly-archive/
Sir Peter Heatly is one of Team Scotland’s most successful aquatic Commonwealth competitors, winning gold medals for diving in three consecutive games in Auckland (1950), Vancouver (1954) and Cardiff (1958) as well as bronze and silver medals. His biographical story in aquatic sport is captured in his personal archives deposited by his family to the University of Stirling archives following his death in 2015. His early years in diving and the journey to his first British Empire Games gold medal in Auckland 1950 is captured within his scrapbooks and photograph albums, which provide a fascinating insight in to one of Scotland’s all-time great Commonwealth Games champions and administrators.