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Scottish Premiership 2018/19 What the bookies think?

By at July 24, 2018 | 6:32 am | 0 Comment


Celtic should secure 50th league title, but battle for second spot could go to the wire If the online bookies are to be believed, the race for the Scottish Premiership this coming season is already something of a foregone conclusion, with Glasgow Celtic the red nay white hot 1/10 favourites with William Hill to claim an eighth consecutive title (and 50th domestic league

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Edinburgh Set for Big Year of Sport

By at February 13, 2018 | 10:44 pm | 0 Comment


Edinburgh is a sports-mad city, and 2018 is already shaping up to be another bumper year of live sporting action for the Scottish capital. There’s a host of live events to take in around the city, and Edinburgh will be represented by various teams across almost every sport imaginable. Who said Glasgow was the home of Scottish sport? The action is already in

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Scotland Still Has What it Takes to Reach World Cup

By at July 11, 2017 | 10:24 pm | 0 Comment


It's been an uphill battle for Scotland as they've fought to maintain their place in the upcoming World Cup. The 2018 World Cup in Russia will mark 20 years since the last time the Scots were in the finals on this most prestigious event. Many have been hoping that this could be the year that Scotland finally makes it back to the World Cup tournament, and it could very

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Capital gains on the cards for Edinburgh Duo

By at June 8, 2017 | 7:23 pm | 0 Comment

Hibs Easter Road

The 2016/17 season will go down in the annals of history as being one in which Celtic won a domestic treble without suffering a single defeat in the process.  Whatever your allegiance, that’s a remarkable achievement. Brendan Rodgers’ men will go into the new campaign as red hot favourites to secure all the available silverware again, although it’s to be hoped

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Is the Edinburgh Derby a Fixture to Rival the Old Firm?

By at February 18, 2017 | 4:47 pm | 0 Comment

Hearts Tynecastle

Much of the myth and legend of football is built around famous rivalries, whether it is between individual players and managers or, as is most common, clubs based in the same city. These games mean everything to fans and often take on greater importance than any other match on the fixture list. The results can mean bragging rights in workplaces or in pubs for months –

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How will Scotland fare in the 2017 Six Nations Rugby?

By at January 18, 2017 | 12:20 pm | 0 Comment


It’s that time of year again; the Six Nations gets underway in less than three weeks and Vern Cotter’s Scotland will be quietly confident of picking up a victory or two over the next couple of months. With three fixtures at Murrayfield, excitement is growing across the city of Edinburgh and fans are starting to believe that while Scotland aren’t an obvious pick

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What can Scotland expect from the 2016 Six Nations?

By at December 17, 2015 | 6:36 pm | 0 Comment

Rugby Union Scotland v France Six Nations Tickets

After a promising performance in the 2015 World Cup, Scottish rugby fans will be excited at their chances of causing a surprise or two in the upcoming Six Nations tournament. Scotland won three of their four group stage matches before a cruel, last-gasp defeat to Australia in the quarter-finals. Looking ahead, Scotland have a plethora of young talent and will be

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Hearts and Hibs: The Full Story

By at October 15, 2015 | 10:20 am | 0 Comment

Hearts Hibs rivalry

While much of Scotland’s footballing narrative has been based around the hostility between the Old Firm clubs - Celtic and Rangers - the Edinburgh derby between Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian remains one of the game’s oldest and most fiercely contested rivalries. Both sides established themselves as the Scottish capital’s main clubs during the 1870’s, and

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History of Horse Racing at Musselburgh Racecourse

By at September 11, 2015 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment

Edinburgh horse racing

The first recorded horse racing at Edinburgh took place under the Royal Caledonian Hunt in 1777. Racing is recorded on the sands at Leith between 1789 and 1816, although some did take place at Musselburgh during that period. Regular meetings resumed in 1816 and have continued for the next two centuries. Edinburgh Racecourse became known as Musselburgh in the

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New Sports Scheme for Scotland Colleges

By at February 27, 2015 | 5:52 pm | 0 Comment

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Scotland’s Sports Minister launches initiative to promote sport and physical activity amongst college students Students will have opportunity to participate in sport on Wednesday afternoons The Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, Jamie Hepburn, has helped to launch a new competitive sports programme being offered to students of Scotland’s

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