On all-Edinburgh finals, could the SFA learn from Chess Scotland?

Following on from Stewart Weir’s discussion, elsewhere in these pages, of whether the presence of Hearts and Hibs in the Scottish Cup final might...
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Weir’s Week: an unlucky albatross and the Old Man of Hoy

Saturday What a performance. What a result. No, not what happened at Rugby Park. What happened at the rugby. Edinburgh produced the best-ever result (I don’t...

The Schockemöhle of the New: a canter round the joys of eventing

By Elizabeth McQuillan Those non-horsey folk allocated tickets for a horse-related sport during the 2012 Olympics might feel a tad disappointed, but it can be...
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Video: Aberdeen Asset Management sponsors Scottish Hockey

Hockey is a popular sport in Scotland – thousands of people play every week. But it doesn’t attract the media attention or indeed the...

Opinion: Will the London Olympics be the regeneration games?

By Colin Borland Doctors warn that making new year’s resolutions can lead to depression. Especially if you’re a publican, bookmaker or tobacconist. For the rest of...

Skateboarding in safety: Transgression Park opens in Craigmillar

By John Knox The name fascinated me: Transgression Park. It suddenly appeared on a large warehouse on the edge of Edinburgh’s Craigmillar estate. Was it...

Long, hard, rough and hilly: the World’s Ultimate Running Races

By Matthew Shelley The London, New York and Berlin marathons are incomparable for scale, speed and exhilaration. But how about the Brazil Jungle Marathon? It’s...

MacCrone hopes to avoid the tank traps in the Rallye Deutschland

By Stewart Weir Scots rally driver John MacCrone faces one of the toughest tests of his career this week on the ADAC Rallye Deutschland. The 22-year-old...

The man who finished as third lady in the Mull Half Marathon

By Matthew Shelley On racy weekends away my wife often calls me the third lady. Odd, I know, but it’s purely a sporting term. Not...

Chess championship ends amid ‘gay equality’ T-shirt controversy

Yesterday saw the conclusion of this year’s British chess championship, a fortnight-long event held in Sheffield. This was generally deemed to have been an...