Eddie McCreadie collectors' card

Chelsea legend Eddie McCreadie is born again on Tennessee farm

While he might be harder to track down now, there was once a time when everyone knew where to find Eddie McCreadie, writes Allan Pattullo in The Scotsman. He was performing at left-back for Chelsea when London, and the King’s Road, was the place to be. For a former East Stirlingshire player, it represented quite […]

Russian Salvationists ready for outreach at 2014 Winter Olympics

Russian Salvationists ready for outreach at 2014 Winter Olympics

With  more than 200,000 people expected to descend on the city of Sochi, in southern Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics, The Salvation Army’s Eastern Europe Territory has put together a team of officers and soldiers to take part in outreach ministry. The 10 team members – from across Russia – will be based in […]

Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon: Fans abuse was drunken, not sectarian

Celtic manager Neil Lennon today accused drunken Aberdeen fans of throwing missiles towards him at a League Cup tie on Saturday, but said it had not been a sectarian attack. Lennon left the Scottish League Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and St Johnstone at Tynecastle in Edinburgh 20 minutes before the end of the match after […]


Anti-sectarian football legislation could face early review

An early review of controversial laws intended to stamp out religious sectarian abuse at football matches is being considered by MSPs. Fans groups have raised concerns about how the legislation is working. Holyrood’s justice committee now wants the Scottish government, the Lord Advocate and the police to respond to the issues highlighted. When the new […]

Buckfast in action

Buckfast bosses sponsor sports ace

A top lacrosse ace is at the centre of a sponsorship storm after landing a deal with controversial booze firm Buckfast. Scotland star Myles Bonner, 25, wears gear plastered with the tonic wine’s logo in return for help with his travel expenses. But the tie-in was last night slammed by Labour MSP Elaine Smith, whose […]

Jon Daly

Jon Daly on being an Irish Catholic Rangers player

Jon Daly has a refreshingly simple take on becoming the first high-profile Catholic from the Republic of Ireland to sign for Rangers. If it doesn’t bother him, why should it bother anyone else? The 30-year-old striker declared as much yesterday when he showed up at Ibrox to talk about his move from Dundee United. Of […]

Church backs supporting More than Gold campaign for Commonwealth Games

Church backs supporting More than Gold campaign for Commonwealth Games

The Church is supporting plans to make the 2014 Commonwealth Games a Christian as well as athletic celebration. In a report to be put before the General Assembly today, Tuesday May 21, the Convener of the Mission and Discipleship Council the Rev Colin Sinclair will say how The Council has continued its support for the […]

Fans Against Criminalisation

Football fans protest over measures to crack down on hate crime at matches

Thousands of football fans who claim they are being criminalised by “disproportionate” measures to crack down on hate crime staged a city protest today. Around 3,000 people packed into Glasgow’s George Square, many holding aloft banners with slogans such as “football fans not criminals”. The Fans Against Criminalisation group held the rally to express concerns […]

Sheriff Richard Davidson

Dundee sheriff criticises anti-sectarian legislation and blames denominational schools

A sheriff has cleared a man of singing inflammatory songs at a Dundee FC match, blaming “horribly badly drafted” legislation. Sheriff Richard Davidson blasted attempts to tackle sectarianism in football through laws banning certain songs, instead laying the blame at the door of denominational schools. Celtic fan Dion McLeish, 20, was found not guilty of […]


Charles Green: Grass the bigots or you’ll get ban too

Rangers’ chief Charles Green last night told fans to shop pals who sing sectarian songs — or face being banned from Ibrox. The Gers chief executive insisted enforcing the hardline tactics is the only way the club will be welcomed back into Europe. He told supporters: ““This is something we can stamp out. It has […]

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