A TROPHY named in her honour exists in her adopted US home – but Glasgow has done very to celebrate the life and achievements of Isabella McAlpine Moore.

Belle, as she was known, was born on McLean Street in Govan, in 1894, the daughter of a journeyman iron turner called Duncan and his wife Mary.

She learned to swim at school, using local public baths, and quickly caught the eye of instructors who recognised her incredible talent.

Women were allowed to compete in Olympic swimming events for the first time in Stockholm, 1912, and it was here that she won gold in the 4x 100 metres freestyle relay with teammates Jennie Fletcher, Anne Speirs and Irene Steer.

They set a world record time of 5 minutes and 52.8 seconds, finishing a full 12 seconds ahead of Germany in second place.

Belle was just 17 years old, and she remains the only Scottish woman and the youngest British woman to win an Olympic swimming gold medal.

Seven years later, she married shipyard manager George Cameron in Govan and the couple emigrated to Maryland in the US, where she continued to compete, setting the 200m record which remained in place for many years.

She went on to teach swimming, inspiring many more young women and men to take up the sport. The Belle Cameron Swim Trophy for Girls was established in Maryland in 1967.

Belle, who died aged 80 in 1975, was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.