Queens Park FC

Football Travel Podcast: Scottish Football History and France

    The History of Scottish Football (00:42): Sports historian Andy Mitchell introduces us to the evolution of football in Scotland. Did a football culture exist in Scotland long before the foundation of http://outsidewrite.co.uk/football-travel-podcast-episode-four/Sheffield FC in 1857, recognised as the world’s first football club?   Introducing French Football (09:42): Agence France Presse’s Tom Williams introduces us to the […]

Football Travel: Hibernian Football Club

We pop down to Leith to check on the famous Hibernian FC at Easter Road, the club’s home since 1893.   In Edinburgh’s northern port district of Leith, celebrated in song so often by local brothers The Proclaimers, the green framework of Easter Road stadium stands out against the melancholy mix of housing and the […]

Heart of Midlothian

How Heart of Midlothian FC got its name

Scottish football clubs no longer rub shoulders with Europe’s elite as much as they used to but one thing can never be taken away from them: Scottish clubs have the most wonderful names in world football.   Let’s reel them off: Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Hibernian, Hamilton Academical, Queen of the South, Clachnacuddin, Inverurie Loco Works, […]