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Why Glasgow 2014 matters

I've been a big fan of the Scottish Review for a long while. I like its spikiness. Most of all, I like Kenneth Roy's carmudgeonly spikiness, his refusal to blithely accept what is laid before him...


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A Question of Sport

A Question of Sport | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

By Daibhidh Rothach Around a decade ago, still with the naive belief that a Scots-speaking 'ned' from the South West would be given any sort of opportunity amidst the rampant prejudice of Gaeldom a...

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Justice Minister and GB Olympian to launch the first School of Basketball in Scotland.

Justice Minister and GB Olympian to launch the first School of Basketball in Scotland. | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Today, Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill MSP and GB Olympian Kieron Achara will launch the first ever School of Basketball in Scotland at Ardrossan Academy in North Ayrshire.
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Scotland grabs 2014 Ryder Cup baton

Scotland grabs 2014 Ryder Cup baton | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

Scotland has been handed the ceremonial baton of host nation of the next Ryder Cup as the current tournament ended with Europe taking the title.

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Murray backs Scots tennis centre

Murray backs Scots tennis centre | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
US Open champion Andy Murray backs the idea of a national tennis centre in Scotland to encourage promising junior players.
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Sporting focus as MSPs visit Glasgow 2014 site - News & Media Centre :  Scottish Parliament

The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, the Commonwealth Arena and the Athletes’ Village that will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games were today showcased to members of the Health and Sport Committee.
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Paralympic flame lit on Ben Nevis

Paralympic flame lit on Ben Nevis | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Scouts set off to light a flame on Britain's highest peak, Ben Nevis, to help start the Paralympic torch relay.
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Parade for Scots Olympians and Paralympians will be held in Glasgow

The Olympic celebrations will be held in Glasgow on September 14.
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Olympics should inspire over-70s

Olympics should inspire over-70s | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Organisers of a conference in Glasgow say the over-70s should be inspired by the Olympics to take up competitive sport.
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London 2012 in charts: Team GB by sex, age, education and county

London 2012 in charts: Team GB by sex, age, education and county | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
LIVE UPDATES: How many of Team GB are privately educated? Are they really all from Yorkshire? How many are men, compared to women?
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All that Olympic gold doesn’t come cheap

Unless the lottery comes to the rescue, real terms spending on sport in Scotland will fall and sportscotland will be facing some tough choices in what to invest in. Talk of creating a new generati...
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London Olympics 2012: SNP send good-luck message to the ‘Scolympians’ - UK - Scotsman.com

THE Scottish Government has sent a good-luck message to Scotland’s Olympians.
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Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond unveils Jamieson, Laird and Montgomerie as ClubGolf ambassadors

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond unveils Jamieson, Laird and Montgomerie as ClubGolf ambassadors | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond unveils Jamieson, Laird and Montgomerie as ClubGolf ambassadors...
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Glasgow 2014: ticketing fiasco a mess of their own making

So, here we go again. As they fire up the boilers and pump the bellows to get the ticketing website up and running, folks are poised, virtual elbows sharpened, ready to do battle for the remaining ...
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City's Olympic bid backed

City's Olympic bid backed | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

GLASGOW'S bid to host the 2018 Youth Olympics has been submitted, as a new poll shows it had the support of almost 70% of Scots.

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StreetGames gives evidence to Scottish Parliament

StreetGames gives evidence to Scottish Parliament | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
StreetGames was invited by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee to give evidence as part of its inquiry into Community Sport last Tuesday (25th September).
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Scots take over golf's Ryder Cup

Scots take over golf's Ryder Cup | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
The Ryder Cup ceremonial silver putter is due to be passed to Scotland as it officially takes over 2014 tournament preparations.
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Hoy enlisted to help Glasgow 2014

Hoy enlisted to help Glasgow 2014 | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Britain's most successful Olympian Sir Chris Hoy is revealed as the first official ambassador for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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Blairgowrie to host 2014 Junior Ryder Cup - Ryder Cup

Blairgowrie to host 2014 Junior Ryder Cup - Ryder Cup | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland, has been chosen as the venue for The 2014 Junior Ryder Cup between Europe and the United States.
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Edinburgh will welcome Olympians

Edinburgh will welcome Olympians | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Edinburgh's Lord Provost has vowed the city will welcome home Sir Chris Hoy and other Olympic heroes despite official celebrations being held in Glasgow.
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SNP told to reveal plans for Olympics welcome | Herald Scotland

SNP told to reveal plans for Olympics welcome | Herald Scotland | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

THE Scottish Government was last night under pressure to reveal details of its planned homecoming event to honour the country's Olympians as civic celebrations began across the rest of the UK.

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London 2012 Olympics: 70% of Scottish medallists state-educated - Education - Scotsman.com

London 2012 Olympics: 70% of Scottish medallists state-educated - Education - Scotsman.com | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
SEVENTY per cent of Scotland’s Olympic medal winners went to state schools, despite suggestions that privately educated athletes dominate Team GB.
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London Aye | Herald Scotland

London Aye | Herald Scotland | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

The BBC has made great play of Yorkshire being well up the medal table. (five golds, 11 medals in all). But the diary's resident stats man says Scotland beats that.

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BBC ALBA commits to rugby with further TV coverage - Top Rugby Stories - Scotsman.com

BBC ALBA will be covering more Scottish rugby matches this season, easing concern among some Glasgow and Edinburgh supporters that the draw of Third Division football and Rangers might affect rugby’s new coverage.
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Kicking off a Scottish spring? | Ekklesia

Kicking off a Scottish spring? | Ekklesia | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

Even those who have little interest in football have probably found themselves occasionally touched by morbid fascination about the dramatic fall from grace (or at least glory and power) of Rangers Football Club -- an iconic part of Glasgow's and Scotland's social history -- and the huge public reaction it has created.

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