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Kick-Off! Engaging with Scotland’s Sporting Heritage

On the 23rd February, the Scottish Football Museum is co-hosting an exciting seminar at Hampden called “Kick off! Engaging with Scotland’s Sporting Heritage.”

This event celebrates the exciting range of projects promoting and developing sporting heritage collections across Scotland. Our speakers will uncover the unsung heroes of Scottish sport and show how they can be celebrated in Halls of Fame; highlight the value of business records for sporting heritage; and demonstrate the steps that are being taken to preserve the heritage of a range of sports including gymnastics and roller derbies!

The event will also provide an opportunity for a wider discussion on the challenges and possibilities of developing Scotland’s sporting heritage collections with Justine Reilly, Director of Sporting Heritage. There will also be an opportunity to view the displays in the Scottish Football Museum, including the current Cricket Scotland exhibition.

10.30-11.00  Registration / Tea & Coffee

11.00- 11.05  Introduction

11.05-12.10  Session 1:

  • Drawing Games: Sporting Art at the National Galleries of Scotland, Imogen Gibbon (National Galleries of Scotland)
  • Body Language: dance, gymnastics and physical education archives, Clare Button (University of Edinburgh)
  • Jammers, blockers and toe jumpers: roller derby and ice skating collections at the National Library of Scotland, Ian Scott (National Library of Scotland)

12.15-13.20  Session 2:

  • Scottish FA Women’s International Roll of Honour, Richard McBrearty (Scottish Football Museum)
  • Scottish Women in Sport Wall of Fame, Maureen McGonigle (Scottish Women in Sport) & Fiona Skillen (Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • Heritage so important to Scottish Cricket, Colin Neill & Cammie Munro (Cricket Scotland)

13.20-14.00  Lunch

  • Lunch can be purchased from the Hampden Park cafe
  • Lunchtime will also provide an opportunity to visit the Scottish Football Museum, including the current Cricket Scotland exhibition

14.00-15.00  Session 3

  • Researching sporting heritage, Richard Haynes (University of Stirling)
  • Current PhD research projects – Wade Cormack (University of the Highlands & Islands); Mark Connelly (University of Stirling); Mason Robbins (University of Edinburgh); Karen Grunwell (University of Stirling)

15.05-16.00  Session 4

  • Groundskeeping the UK’s football archives – a pilot project, Karyn Williamson (ARA Section for Business Records)
  • Sporting Heritage – update on sector support, Justine Reilly (Sporting Heritage)
  • Developing Scotland’s sporting heritage – discussion


  • Tea & Coffee can be purchased from the Hampden Park cafe
  • Opportunity to visit the Scottish Football Museum, including the current Cricket Scotland exhibition

To book your place, please email stating your dietary or special needs requirements.

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