Women’s World Cup: Caroline Weir takes inspiration from takeaway art

Scotland midfielder with a mural of her on a wall in Dunfermline says ‘the attention we’re getting is a bit mad’

There are many reasons to visit the Côte d’Azur, but art surely ranks among the top 10 with the assorted galleries affording tourists plenty of scope to admire the works of Matisse, Chagall et al.

Dunfermline may lack similar artistic pulling power but, these days, Scotland’s Caroline Weir is not merely one of Shelley Kerr’s most accomplished players. The attacking midfielder blessed with a bewitching left foot is still adjusting to the reality that her face beams down from a giant mural adorning the exterior of an Indian takeaway in her home town. “It’s a bit crazy,” she says. “Me and Claire Emslie were talking about murals the other day because she’s got one in Leith.”

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