The University of Stirling Archives is delighted to be hosting a visit from members of the Scottish Ex-Boxers Association to celebrate National Sporting Heritage Day 2019. An annual event, National Sporting Heritage Day aims to raise awareness of sporting heritage, encourage new audiences to experience sporting collections and work with sporting organisations to recognise and celebrate their heritage.
The event will take place on Sunday 29th September from 1pm to 4pm in the University Library and will include a small display of sporting memorabilia relating to the history of Scottish boxing. Guests of honour will include Olympic gold medallist Dick McTaggart and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Charlie Kane.
There is an opportunity for staff and students of the university to find out more about our work with the Scottish Ex-Boxers Association and our wider sporting heritage collections on Monday 30th September from 1pm to 4pm.
We will also be announcing some exciting news on National Sporting Heritage Day relating to a major new project to collect and preserve Scotland’s boxing heritage – more details coming soon!