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  • A Mexican wave as Hawks hit the heights

    Scotland’s World Cup squad and Vern Cotter head for the altitude of the French Pyrenees and the rarified atmosphere of Font Romeu tomorrow, a venue long associated with preparation for athletic endeavour especially that of an endurance...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Not just another Tommy … remembering Lt Tommy Stout

    Ahead of Remembrance Sunday and just a few days before 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Hugh Barrow reminds us of the story of Lt Tommy Stout. The term Tommy was synonymous with...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    100 years ago today – The Sterner Game

    Glasgow Accies’ last match of the 1913-14 season took place on March 28 at historic Hamilton Crescent, Partick, beating old city rivals West of Scotland 27-8, writes Hugh Barrow. 100 years ago today on September 7 1914 this letter, pictured,...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Hawks at Balgray – a ground helped by 1901’s sporting legacy

    This Saturday sees Hawks host Ayr at Balgray, one of Glasgow’s great old grounds, writes Hugh Barrow. It was the home of Kelvinside Accies from 1900 until the club amalgamated with Glasgow High to form GHK in...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    How the harriers kept history on course

    The harrier world of north west Glasgow was traditionally split on geographical grounds,  writes Glasgow Hawks’ Hugh Barrow.  Clydesdale Harriers used Bruce St Baths in Clydebank, Maryhill Harriers used the baths at Gairbraid Avenue, Victoria Park used the Whiteinch...

    • Posted 4 years ago
  • Henry Rottenburg … sprinting’s debt to a West Ender

    The name of Henry Rottenburg, who died in 1955, is perhaps not  one that springs to mind when world-class sprinting is discussed but he is owed a huge debt by generations of the “fast men” Usain Bolt,...

    • Posted 4 years ago
  • Others fought and fell quietly

    “Some were decorated and died heroically; others fought and fell quietly” – The Final Whistle by Stephen Cooper. This weekend at Anniesland, as we again approach Remembrance Sunday, let us recall those who took to these very same...

    • Posted 4 years ago