THERE are moments that speak to your very soul and say: “Scotland…I…
October 4, 1914
WITH the country in the early stages of the First World War, the need for news updates from the front was fierce.
August 24, 1930
IT was surely written in the stars that a major milestone in the popularity of astrology was thanks to a Scotsman.
July 18th, 1999
WHEN the world’s best golfers arrived to play at Carnoustie in 1999, they were in for a nasty shock.
First displayed June 23, 1952
THIS iconic painting attracted a huge amount of criticism.
February 14, 1991
FEW people realised it was the birth of a new industry when a group of friends from an amateur computer club in Dundee released a game.
SUNSET Song is regarded as one of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th Century.
October 6, 1980
THE West Highland Way is 96 miles through some of the world’s most beautiful scenery
May to December, 1938
THE very best of the British Empire was on show at the Empire Exhibition in Glasgow.
September 1, 1985
LORD’S had never seen the like before. A team of kilted Scotsmen, piped into cricket’s spiritual home.
September 9, 1973
JACKIE STEWART had already secured two Formula One drivers’ titles…
FOR a generation of Scots, mere mention of the name Stanley Baxter is enough to bring a smile to the face.
December 4, 2011
THEIR cuddly appearance and cute cubs make giant pandas instantly recognisable.
June 4, 1977
THE Tartan Army de-turfs Wembley.
April 26 to September 26, 1988
THE Glasgow Garden Festival was the first event of its type to be held in the city.
November 2, 1967
IT was the moment that gave birth to the modern SNP.
August 31, 1957
SCOTTISH TELEVISION was the brainchild of Roy Thomson.
October 13, 1914
JOHN BUCHAN’S novel was written in a tearing hurry to capture wartime paranoia of the time.
July 11, 1924
FOR Eric Liddell, sport was just a way of passing time until he could fulfil was his true destiny as a missionary in China.
August 27, 1988
SURELY only we could turn a love song into a singalong sporting chant?
1 September, 2002
JOHN CLEESE, Hugh Laurie, Rowan Atkinson – and eh, Jack and Victor.
June 26, 1997
ACTING hopefuls still dream about being talent-spotted at a Hollywood coffee shop.
June 23, 1959
AMERICA has the hamburger, Italy has the pizza, Spain has paella, and Scotland has . . . the Tunnock’s Teacake!
July 30, 1971
JIMMY Reid was the last of the Red Clydesiders and arguably one of the most celebrated.
PRODIGIES tend to fall into one of two camps – troubled genius or level-headed virtuoso.
IN 1935, a young man from Jalandhar, India, arrived in Britain.
November 11, 2013
THE debate has raged since the early 1980s.
July 25th, 1980
ALLAN Wells is something of a rarity in Scottish terms.
September 6, 1983
SOMEHOW, in showing off Glasgow’s sleazy underbelly, Taggart also managed to illustrate a lot that was decent, fair and good about Scotland.
May 31 -June 2, 1982
THE Pope’s visit to Scotland wasn’t so much a moment as a series of unforgettable events.
IT IS summer 1940 and with a throaty roar a squadron of Spitfires soars into the clear blue sky from an airfield in the south east of England.
May 25, 1967
CELTIC winning the European Cup in 1967 isn’t just the greatest ever achievement by a Scottish club, it is the greatest achievement in the history of football.
April 11, 2009
WHEN Susan Boyle waddled on stage at the Clyde Auditorium during the Glasgow auditions for the third series of Britain’s Got Talent, few in the audience gave her a chance.
THE guns had been spitting out their deadly hail for four months and three weeks by the time Christmas Eve came round.
Summer of 2014
PRIDE. Heart-stirring, chest-swelling, fist-pumping, tear-in-the-eye pride.