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Scottish Sports

It could be Scotland’s dream landscape; or our people, with their lust for life and a huge desire to enjoy themselves; or an innate inventiveness and creativity. Most likely it’s a combination of all of these factors that has led to Scotland’s sporting heritage and today’s true love of sport.

Sport in Scotland

Scotland’s sporting traditions are legendary worldwide. Our country can lay claim to the invention of a number of popular international sports, including...

Curling

Although curling didn’t make its debut until the Winter Games in Chamonix in 1924, many parts of the world had been enjoying the sport for quite some time –...

Cycling

Scotland is a cyclist’s paradise. There’s so much to explore; historic towns, idyllic villages, mile after mile of beautiful countryside and breath-taking...

Golf

Golf has been played in Scotland for some six centuries. We’re not just the ‘Home of Golf’, but the birthplace too. The first courses, clubs – even...

Football

We love our football in Scotland. And ever since the referee blew his whistle at the first ever Scotland – England game in 1872, it’s fair to say that...

Shinty

Scotland can lay claim to the birth of many popular sports, but as far as history goes it doesn’t get any more fascinating than that of shinty. The origins...

Tennis

When you think of tennis in Scotland two words immediately spring to mind: Andy Murray. But the Scottish connection with tennis dates back to long before Andy...

Rugby

Scottish Rugby has a long and rich history, which perhaps surprisingly, isn’t dissimilar to that of football. Both rugby and football internationals were...