Queens Park FC

Queen’s Park: Scotland’s Pioneer Football Club

Please share:Scots played a key role in spreading the game of football around the world in the 19th century, pioneering the sport’s adoption in modern footballing giants such as Spain, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. And the Scottish game all kicked off in one corner of Glasgow. While in England, the first dedicated football club Sheffield […]

Queens Park FC

Football Travel Podcast: Scottish Football History and France

Please share:    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 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 […]

Football Travel: Hibernian Football Club

Please share: We pop down to Leith to check on the famous Hibernian FC at Easter Road, the club’s home since 1893. Since writing this post, Hibs has been promoted back to the Scottish Premier League. In Edinburgh’s northern port district of Leith, celebrated in song so often by local brothers The Proclaimers, the green […]

Heart of Midlothian

How Heart of Midlothian FC got its name

Please share: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 […]