THERE are moments that speak to your very soul and say: “Scotland…I…
July 18th, 1999
WHEN the world’s best golfers arrived to play at Carnoustie in 1999, they were in for a nasty shock.
September 1, 1985
LORD’S had never seen the like before. A team of kilted Scotsmen, piped into cricket’s spiritual home.
May 18, 1960
IF everyone who has said: “I was there”, actually was, the crowd for the European Cup final at Hampden Park would have been 10 times the official attendance of 127,621.
April 27, 1938
EAST Fife Football Club, from Methil, have a distinction no other team has ever managed – winning the Scottish Cup while not in the nation’s top division.
September 9, 1973
JACKIE STEWART had already secured two Formula One drivers’ titles…
June 4, 1977
THE Tartan Army de-turfs Wembley.
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.
September 15, 1985
AS we all know, Scotland is the Home of Golf.
July 24, 1976
DAVID WILKIE became the first British man to win a swimming gold at the Olympics for 68 years when he won the 200m breaststroke.
July 28, 1986
AS the women’s 10,000 metres finalists took their marks at the 1986 Commonwealth Games, Liz Lynch was a complete unknown.
April 10, 1988
SANDY LYLE was already an Open Champion, but on a sunny spring afternoon, he broke new ground for British golfers.
January 19, 1937 and February 12, 1971
THEY bred ‘em tough in the Gorbals and there was none tougher than Benny Lynch.
February 7, 1953
IT’LL take the Highland Light Infantry to shift him! Bill McLaren’s turn of phrase, such as this description of a hulking French prop, was legendary.
May 24, 1972
SCOTTISH clubs’ triumphs in Europe have been few and far between in 60 years of trying.
February 22, 2002
MORE than six million Brits stayed up after midnight to watch four women with brooms sliding a 42lb lump of granite across an ice rink.
YOU saw the first 100 to 41 moments last week – now…
May 11, 1983
THERE’S a little bit of Sweden that is forever Scotland.
January 16, 1982
NOT even Professor Stephen Hawking can explain it.
August 7, 2012
LEGEND has it that a six-year-old Chris Hoy was inspired to cycle by watching the film ET, the Extra-Terrestrial.
PRODIGIES tend to fall into one of two camps – troubled genius or level-headed virtuoso.
July 25th, 1980
ALLAN Wells is something of a rarity in Scottish terms.
April 15, 1967
AS all men know, Scotland is the centre of the universe.
March 17, 1990
IF ever a moment stirred a Scottish heart, then Murrayfield 1990 would be one…or two…or three of those moments.
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.
July 7, 2013
THE atmosphere on Centre Court was electric.
Summer of 2014
PRIDE. Heart-stirring, chest-swelling, fist-pumping, tear-in-the-eye pride.
June 11, 1978
YOU didn’t think we’d miss this out, did you?