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How droll too the unstudied exaggeration of the
recent convert, but devoted zealot to the seductions of golf, that most
fascinating of Scottish games. The staid, rotund, and eminently
respectable sportsman, had just driven the ball into an utterly
impracticable 'bunker,' and his fruitless endeavours to extricate it had
caused him quite to forget his long-acquired propriety. In fact, he had
just indulged in the hitherto rare luxury of 'a good round sweir.'
Pausing a moment, while his pricking conscience accused him, he blurted
out with most comical contrition and self justification...
'Weel, sirss, I couldna help it! I began gowf a
Christian man, but, hech me, it's fair turnin' me intil a blaspheemin'
- History of
Golf in Scotland
Index page to our Golf Section
History of Curling
A book by
John Kerr published in 1890.
The Moor and The Loch
A book by John Colquhoun (1841) about hunting, fishing and shooting in Scotland
Shinty's Place and Space in World Sport by Hugh Dan MacLennan,
Aberdeen University, Scotland with some additional information
supplied by Electric Scotland.
years of Village Cricket, 1983-2008, in Gargunnock, Stirling
By John Henderson
Scottish Backhold Wrestling
By Trev Hill
From "Old World Scotland".
of the Queen's Park Football Club 1867 - 1917
By Richard Robinson (1920)
and Loch Fishing
By Hamish Stuart M.A.,
Scenes of Sport in the Lews by
Captain J. T. Newall (1889)
A brief history.
The Game of Lawn Bowls
A wee biography of a potential Formula 1 driver.
Scotland salutes Ecurie Ecosse motor racing team.
The Angling Handbook of Scotland (pdf)
Short Sketches of Wild Sports and
Natural History of the Highlands
From the Journals of Charles St. John, Esq. (1846)
By C. J. Longman and Col. H. Walrond (1894) (pdf)
The Sporting Review
A monthly Chronicle of the Turf, the Chase, and Other Sports edited
Thomas Tod Stoddart (pdf)
A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe
On Rivers and Lakes of Europe by J. MacGregor, M.A. (1866)
Sports and Adventures in the
Highlands and Islands of Scotland
By W. H. Maxwell (1857) (pdf)