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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 Prince
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 Football
“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)– the
The 1970 British Commonwealth Games: Scottish Reactions to Apartheid and Sporting Boycotts
The 1970 British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh is widely thought to have been a barnstorming success and an excellent advertisement for Scotland. Recent research by the authors, however, shows that
Scottish Football and Colonial Zimbabwe: Sport, the Scottish Diaspora, and ‘White Africa’
In 1969 and 1970 respectively, Clyde and Kilmarnock Football Clubs embarked on highly controversial tours of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), then in conflict with the UK over its failure to enact a
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 UK
‘To Cross the Skager Rack’. Discourses, images, and tourism in early ‘European’ football: Scotland, the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Scandinavia, 1898–1914
This article examines the footballing relationship between the UK and Scandinavia during the period 1898–1914, specifically that between first-tier Scottish football clubs and the Danish Football
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