Scott finishes second behind Andy Turner at the UK Indoor Champs in 2007

Olympic years, among others, set the scene to remarkable returns and a latest name to come forth and out of retirement is international hurdler Allan Scott, who felt he was losing interest in the sport three years ago.

The 29-year-old… Scot, in literally every sense, last raced back in the indoor season of 2009 where he failed to make the top eight over 60m hurdles at the European Indoor Championships in Turin, Italy.

Therefore, his return to the arena of the National Indoor Open at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow this weekend feels like a leap in the dark but the call of the Olympics in very much his own backyard is too strong to ignore.

His greatest chance to make his mark on the international circuit came a year earlier, 2008, when he stumbled halfway through into an eventual sixth at the World Indoor Championships in Valencia, having left plenty of promise for even a medal in winning his semifinal in 7.57 secs leading up.

For that matter, he still occupies third place in the British all-time indoor lists at a Scottish record of 7.52 secs (2008) behind only world record holder Colin Jackson (7.30) and also great Tony Jarrett (7.42).

Also competing over the sticks at Kelvin Hall is former Commonwealth silver medallist Chris Baillie who sounds bouyant again and will be looking to put the memories of a dismal last summer away.