Sports and Games

Sports and Games

To mark 2014, the year of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, we feature some examples of sporting photographs and early mentions of sports in the archives of National Records of Scotland.

Image of the list of subscribers to John Hope's Foot-Ball Club in Edinburgh for 1824-1825 season. The club may be the earliest known football club in the world, 1824-1825 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD253/183/1 pp.49-50)

List of subscribers to John Hope's Foot-Ball Club in Edinburgh for 1824-1825 season. The club may be the earliest known football club in the world, 1824-1825 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD253/183/1 pages 49-50)

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6 Squadron A Team, Mosul polo week, 7-12 June 1926 (Stewart-Peter on 'John'; Stevenson on 'Snowball'; Toby Long on 'Chikko II' and Selby-Lowndes on 'Chikko I', 7-12 June 1926 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD391/68 folio 7r)

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Photograph of 6 Squadron A Team, Mosul polo week, June 7-12 1926 (Stewart-Peter, Stevenson, Toby Long and Selby-Lowndes) 7-12 June 1926 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD391/68 f.7 v)

6 Squadron A Team, Mosul polo week, 7-12 June 1926 (Stewart-Peter, Stevenson, Toby Long and Selby-Lowndes) 7-12 June 1926 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD391/68 folio 7v)

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Image of a justiciary court record of accidental death of a speactator at Kelso, who was struck near the ear by a stray golf ball and subsequently died from his injuries, 1632 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, JC2/7)

Justiciary court record of accidental death of a spectator at Kelso, who was struck near the ear by a stray golf ball and subsequently died from his injuries, 1632 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, JC2/7)

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Photograph of R S Jamieson a professional golfer at Turnberry taking a golf stroke, circa 1959 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, BR/HOT/4/141)

R S Jamieson a professional golfer at Turnberry taking a golf stroke, circa 1959 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, BR/HOT/4/141)

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Photograph of Edward Lee concentrating while playing golf at Royal Calcutta Golf Club, Tollygunge, Calcutta, West Bengal, India, 1942 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD391/103/11/1)

Edward Lee concentrating while playing golf at Royal Calcutta Golf Club, Tollygunge, Calcutta, West Bengal, India, 1942 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD391/103/11/1)

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Photograph of a group of three women, a child and three men posed on a small bank. The man on on the right of the group is Forth Bridge designer Benjamin Baker, July 1888 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, BR/FOR/4/34/68)

A group of three women, a child and three men posed on a small bank, one holding a tennis racquet. The man on on the right of the group is Forth Bridge designer Benjamin Baker, July 1888 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, BR/FOR/4/34/68)

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Photograph of Victorian tourists enjoying some deck games on baord Solent Royal Mail cruise ship, 1905 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD1/585/20)

Victorian tourists enjoying some deck games on board Solent Royal Mail cruise ship, 1905 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland, GD1/585/20) 

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Photograph of young passengers skipping on deck of a cruise ship, 1910 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland,GD1/585/24)

Young passengers skipping on deck of a cruise ship, 1910 (Crown Copyright, National Records of Scotland,GD1/585/24)

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