Sport



We are girls in sport

22nd November 2021

We are stronger than you think and braver than you’ll ever know. Women are constantly being underpinned in the sporting world and fighting for an opportunity to stand up for themselves. No two journeys through sport are the same. Everyone has their own unique experiences, their own achievements and successes, their own role models and ...


A lost sport: finding cricket’s place in Scotland

22nd November 2021

Cricket in Scotland has long been an alienated sport to many. Is it finally gaining the appreciation it deserves? Scotland’s recent success at the T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman has brought a new wave of attention to the sport of cricket in Scotland. The national team bagged a major victory against Bangladesh ...


Glasgow Rocks in the BBL Cup

22nd November 2021

After a victory over the Bristol Flyers, the Glasgow Rocks are set to move onto the semi-finals of the BBL Cup. Sunday 14 November, 6:40pm, Emirates Arena. The Glasgow Rocks are down three points to the Bristol Flyers with 26 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the British Basketball League (BBL) Cup quarter final. ...


Success for Laura Muir at the Scottish Athletic Awards

17th November 2021

It’s been a year to remember for University of Glasgow alumna, Laura Muir, but the celebrations are still far from over.  On Saturday 9 October, the 1500m Olympic silver medalist added another award to her collection as she won the 2021 4J Studios Scottish Athlete of the Year. Winning the title for the fourth time ...


Football’s racism problem is not on the decline

17th November 2021

Lewis Paterson discusses the persistence of racism in football. It hasn’t felt that long since it last happened, but the old “racism in football” conversation has been forced to make another unwanted appearance. When the Manchester City player Raheem Sterling faced racial abuse live on TV at the hands of Chelsea fans, it again brought ...


Sporting superstitions: if it’s not broke, don’t fix it

17th November 2021

From the simple to the strange, all athletes have their own unique pre-game rituals. Superstitions are a weird concept, and to an onlooker, they just seem simply bizarre. Most of the time, superstitions are not planned, it only takes one game at the start of the season or coming back after an injury to find ...


Moving the goalposts: can football really commit to the climate crisis?

16th November 2021

The climate crisis is hitting football, now it can lead the way by taking the radical steps to create a carbon-neutral world. For a sector of society that is supposedly so adept at harnessing communities, cities and even countries, football often appears strangely weak at empowering action on the issues which matter most. Perhaps, this ...


Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week 2021

27th October 2021

Sports Editor Claire Thomson discusses the educating and empowering occasion. 25-31 October 2021 marks the fifth annual Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week. For many of us, women in sport is an issue close to our hearts, with every single female athlete facing adversity on a daily basis. Created by Scottish Women in Sport ...


Examining gender inequality in sport

27th October 2021

Women deserve sport and deserve opportunities. Arguably never having left the spotlight, the recent Olympics and Paralympics have emphasised once again the intrinsic gender inequality within the sporting world. From the Norwegian Women’s Beach Volleyball team facing a fine for wearing comfortable clothing to Paralympic Sprinter Olivia Breen being subject to crude comments over her ...


Paralympic athletes deserve better

20th October 2021

It’s time to shine the light on disability sport. The Paralympics have been and gone for another 3 years and Team GB have yet again proven that they are a force to be reckoned with. Although short of their medal tally from Rio 2016, with 124 medals in total won over the 12 days, evidently ...