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Pass it on! Celebrating Scotland’s sporting heritage

University of Stirling Library

Friday 24 February 2017, 10am – 5pm

This event, supported by the Sport in Museums Network, will bring together all those with an interest in Scotland’s sporting heritage including its creators (competitors and clubs), curators (archivists, librarians and museum professionals) and users (academics and researchers). A programme of talks, displays and film screenings will examine how our sporting heritage is currently being cared for and celebrated. The event will highlight the huge potential of sporting heritage in areas including education, tourism, sporting participation and reminiscence projects. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss future steps to protect and develop our sporting heritage.

Confirmed speakers:

Hugh Dan MacLennan (Sports commentator and Shinty historian)

Richard McBrearty (Scottish Football Museum)

Angela Howe (British Golf Museum, St Andrews)

Chris Wilkins (Sporting Memories Network)

Justine Reilly (Sport in Museums Network)

Richard Haynes (Hosts & Champions, University of Stirling)

The University of Stirling is home to the Commonwealth Games Scotland Archive, which documents over 80 years of Scottish sporting participation on the international stage. Following the Glasgow 2014 Games a touring exhibition was developed. Hosts & Champions: Scotland in the Commonwealth Games has visited ten venues across Scotland, travelled hundreds of miles around the country and been seen by thousands of visitors.

The event is free and open to anyone with an interest in sporting heritage.

Please note that there are a limited number of 50 places available for this event.

If you would like to attend please contact Ian Mackintosh, Exhibitions Assistant, Hosts & Champions, at ian.mackintosh@stir.ac.uk / tel. 01786 467240