WEIR’S WEEK: 17th January 2014

Mark Selby won the Masters - on the 'red button' Saturday Most people woke to the tragic news that former Dundee, Rangers and Dundee United midfielder...

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...

Titles, Toiletgate and Topalov: super-strong chess grandmaster visits Edinburgh

Following on from the recent cup finals in various Scottish chess competitions, this Sunday will see another notable chess occasion in Edinburgh. And while...

It’s hyped and commercial – but the Olympic torch relay is well worth seeing

Off to see the Olympic torch relay yesterday morning, as it passed through Stirling – which proved more enjoyable and worthwhile than anticipated. Plenty...

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...

EDINBURGH WINS NATIONAL SPORTS PERFORMANCE CENTRE

Artist's impression of the new centre Pictures: Reiach & Hall Scotland's £30m National Performance Centre for Sport will be centred at Heriot Watt University on the...

Much-loved Edinburgh chess player Johnny Marr dies aged 93

Anyone who has played chess at a formal level – be it in evening leagues or at weekend congresses – will know that one...

Why are the Scots absent from British chess championship?

Less than a fortnight after the Scottish chess championship ended in Hamilton, the British equivalent is underway in Canterbury. It’s a much larger and...

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...