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The Edinburgh 1970 British Commonwealth Games: Representations of Identities, Nationalism and Politics
This paper examines the 1970 British Commonwealth Games, held in Edinburgh. It discusses the marketing, ceremonial presentation, and iconography of an event dubbed ‘the Friendly Games’ by PrinceExpand
Football, Migration and Industrial Patronage in the West of Scotland, c.1870–1900
This article examines the history of football, migration and industrial patronage in the counties of Ayrshire and Lanarkshire, Scotland, during the formative years of the Scottish FootballExpand
“Social physical exercise?” Football, industrial paternalism, and professionalism in west Dunbartonshire, Scotland, c. 1870–1900
This article examines the interrelationship of sport, community and industry in west Dunbartonshire during the period 1870–1900. During the early years of the Scottish Football Association (SFA)– theExpand
‘The Army Isn't All Work’: Physical Culture and the Evolution of the British Army, 1860–1920
Field Statisticians (ATFS) and Chairman of the National Union of Track Statisticians (NUTS). Track and Field Athletics has a long history, and The Historical Dictionary of Track and Field traces itExpand
Thurso and the Pentland Firth as a Site of Sport
The shore at Thurso East has been the site of several world-class surfing competitions, and its waves are perceived by many to be the best in the UK. Increasingly, its place in surf culture has beenExpand
Queen’s Park FC in Copenhagen, 1898–1903:: Paradoxes in early transnational amateurism
Looking back at the diffusion of the game of football across the globe, one is tempted to apply the modern idea of globalization to get an analytical tool with which to develop an understanding ofExpand
The 1986 Commonwealth Games: Scotland, South Africa, sporting boycotts, and the former British Empire
Abstract This article examines Scottish reactions to African, Asian, Caribbean and other nations’ boycotts of the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. These boycotts occurred over the UKExpand
The origins, patronage and culture of association football in the west of Scotland, c. 1865-1902
Rangers and Celtic Football Clubs, together known as the ‘Old Firm’, have received the lion’s share of attention given to Scottish association football in both scholarly and popular literature.Expand