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  • Scotland have exited the 2024 European Football Championships in Germany at the group stage after a largely disappointing campaign. Hopes were high that Scotland could make the knockout stages of a major mens football tournament for the first time but all three matches were to end in relatively uninspiring performances for The Tartan army who travelled in large numbers. BBC REPORT – Tom English ‘Scotland stunned, sickened, suckered and out of Euros’ ‘Outcome the same, only year and city changes’ Scotland needed that break because their overall play was inaccurate and unthreatening. Same old, same old. We reached the 97th minute and at last they had a shot on target, although even it was questionable given there may have been an offside in the preamble. Grant Hanley had that chance, a close-range curler that was slapped away by Peter Gulacsi in the Hungary goal. A loose ball then broke to Callum McGregor, only a heroic block denied him a crack from close distance and you know the rest. A late kick to the solar plexus. In Scotland’s monumental pursuit of a place in the knockouts of a major tournament, the outcome is always the same. The only thing that changes is the year and the city in which the horror show unfolds. READ FULL REPORT ON BBC SCOTLAND: RESULTS Germany 5 – 1 Scotland Scotland 1 – 1 Switzerland Hungary 1 – 0 Scotland MATCH HIGHLIGHTS What now for Clarke as Scotland’s ongoing deterioration continues? Article by BBC Scotland – Tom English ‘The agony, the ignominy and the long road home. The team that said they were in Germany to make history retreated on Monday with a notoriety of an altogether different kind. Scotland’s performance was, indeed, the stuff of legend, in one sense. Their statistics belong in a hall of shame, or one of those odditoriums with magic mirrors and optical illusions. Generations would stare in wonder at the numbers Scotland delivered here and question how on earth they could be so poor. Two goals (neither of them finished by a Scottish player) was bad enough, but three shots on target in three games is a lamentable figure. Seven individual players from other nations have had more shots on target than all of Scotland’s players put together – and six of that seven have only played two games. Fifteen other players have already equalled Scotland’s overall total.’ READ FULL ARTICLE ON BBC SCOTLAND: ASSOCIATED LINKS SCOTTISH NATIONAL TEAM Scottish National Team Website Scottish National Team on Facebook Scottish National Team on Twitter Scottish National Team on Instagram Scotland National Team You Tube Channel BBC SPORT SCOTLAND: STV SPORT SCOTLAND:

  • Scotlands’ Mens National Team have drawn with Finland in the final warm up match before heading to the European Championships in Germany. BBC Scotland Report: ‘Scotland head off to the Euros in disappointing fashion after spurning a two-goal lead to draw with Finland at Hampden. An ugly own goal from Arttu Hoskonen lifted sprits following a subdued start, before Lawrence Shankland nodded home to ramp up the celebrations. The Tartan Army party was put on hold when Benjamin Kallman pulled one back, before an 85th-minute penalty – awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) – was slotted home by Oliver Antman. All eyes now turn to Munich as Scotland prepare for the daunting – yet exhilarating – task of taking on Germany, one of the tournament favourites in their own backyard next Friday.’ Full Report on BBC Website >> You can catch-up on tonight's action at Hampden Park with our full match report below ⤵️#EURO2024 | #SCOFIN— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) June 7, 2024 ASSOCIATED LINKS SCOTTISH NATIONAL TEAM Scottish National Team Website Scottish National Team on Facebook Scottish National Team on Twitter Scottish National Team on Instagram Scotland National Team You Tube Channel BBC SPORT SCOTLAND: STV SPORT SCOTLAND:

  • Celtic have been crowned The SPFL Champions for 2023/24 with a 54th Title. SPFL REPORT: ‘Celtic lift cinch Premiership title on Trophy Day The champions defeated St Mirren 3-2 at home Celtic celebrated getting their hands on the cinch Premiership trophy with a 3-2 home win over St. Mirren. Mark O’Hara scored a double for the visitors with Matt O’Riley, Kyogo Furuhashi and Luis Palma on target for Brendan Rodgers’ men. The match also signalled Joe Hart’s final Celtic Park appearance and the former England international was given a standing ovation as he left the field on 88 minutes.’ Link: BBC Scotland Reports (Celtic Clich Title) Kilmarnock 0=5 Celtic ‘Victory for Rodgers forged on belief and bottle’ (Article by Tom English) ‘Instead there was the familiar sight of Brendan Rodgers with arms aloft, hands waving, face smiling. Another title. Champions again. It was different in so many ways to the ones he won before, but exactly the same in terms of joy and pride….’ FULL ARTICLE LINK: Brendan Rodgers' side scored 27 goals in their final 9 games of the title race#cinchPrem | @celticfc— SPFL (@spfl) May 20, 2024 ASSOCIATED LINKS USEFUL LINKS: SPFL WEBSITE: SWPL WEBSITE: SPFL YOU TUBE CHANNEL: BBC SCOTLAND SCOTTISH FOOTBALL NEWS: STV SPORT: SKY SPORTS SCOTTISH FOOTBALL:

  • Scotlands’ Womens National Team have added two fine victories against Australia and Costa Rica respectively in April. Watch back the highlights from tonight's 4-0 win over Costa Rica at Hampden Park now 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿#SWNT— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) April 11, 2023 Australia 0 – 1 Scotland (7 April 2023) BBC Report: “Scotland produced one of their best results under manager Pedro Martinez Losa as they defeated World Cup hosts Australia in London. Nicola Docherty scored just her second goal for her country with a magnificent long-range drive off the post and into the top corner. And Scotland were well worth their win with a string of further chances coming their way in a stirring performance. Australia did hit the crossbar twice, but Scotland bravely held on. And it will be a huge confidence booster before the Nations League and Euro 2025 qualifying campaigns, beating a side who have their eyes on winning the World Cup when it gets under way in July.” Full Report on BBC Website >> Scotland 4 – 0 Costa Rica April 11 2023 BBC Report: “Scotland swept aside World Cup-bound Costa Rica as 17-year-old Emma Watson scored her first international goals after earning only her second cap. Watson, handed her first start in Friday’s win over Australia, got the ball rolling after five minutes as she pounced on a Caroline Weir free-kick. Claire Emslie helped steer in a Weir corner before the roles were reversed for the third – all before the break. Watson completed the rout with a stunning strike. It was a welcome hint of a brighter future on a night when Scotland were given a reminder of what might have been with a second victory in five days over a side who will be competing at this summer’s World Cup finals. Scotland showed why they are 13 places above Costa Rica in the world rankings as the visitors head to Australia and New Zealand without a victory in seven outings.” Full Report on BBC Website >> Everything you need to know about last night's win is in our match report below ✍️#SWNT— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) April 12, 2023 Prior to tonight's match, @emslie22 was presented with a commemorative cap to mark making 50th Scotland appearance against Wales in February 🧢 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿#SWNT— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) April 11, 2023 ASSOCIATED LINKS SCOTTISH NATIONAL TEAM Scottish National Team Website Scottish National Team on Facebook Scottish National Team on Twitter Scottish National Team on Instagram Scotland National Team You Tube Channel BBC SPORT SCOTLAND: STV SPORT SCOTLAND:

  • World Men’s Curling Championship: Scotland topple hosts Canada for gold medal Report From BBC Scotland: [Scotland clinched the World Men’s Curling Championship gold in a dominant victory over hosts Canada. Fourteen years on from their last title, the Scots led from the second end and were in control en route to a 9-3 win at Ottawa’s TD Place Arena.

  • Scotlands’ mens team have opened the 2024 European Championship Qualifiers with two home wins against Cyprus and Spain putting them (hopefully) in a strong position to qualify for the finals in Germany. Scotland 2 – 0 Spain (Highlights) BBC Report: “Sensational Scotland took a seismic leap in their bid to reach consecutive European Championships by stunning Spain in a heroic triumph. Scott McTominay crashed in a deflected opener after just seven minutes, triggering an explosion of noise inside a charged Hampden Park. Steve Clarke’s team rode their luck to stay ahead at the break, only for McTominay to repeat his earlier feat just after the restart to cause chaos in the stands as well as in the bamboozled Spanish defence. Scotland, in their first competitive victory over Spain for 39 years, now top Group A – three points above the humbled Spaniards and five in front of a stuttering Norway.” Steve Clarke had billed it as a must-win game against Group A’s lowest seeds, who ended the game with 10 men after a late red card for Nicholas Ioannou, and it was job done in that sense.” Full Report on BBC Website >> 🗣️ “Magnificent set of players.”Steve Clarke spoke after his team earned a 2-0 victory against Spain at Hampden Park tonight. #SCOESP— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) March 28, 2023 Scotland 3 – 0 Cyprus (Highlights) BBC Report: “Scott McTominay’s late double secured Scotland a comfortable winning start to their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign at home to Cyprus. John McGinn’s close-range finish – the Aston Villa midfielder’s 16th goal for his country – was reward for a dominant first-half display. Substitute McTominay eased increased nervousness around Hampden with a clinical 87th-minute finish. And the Manchester United midfielder added his second moments later. Steve Clarke had billed it as a must-win game against Group A’s lowest seeds, who ended the game with 10 men after a late red card for Nicholas Ioannou, and it was job done in that sense.” Full Report on BBC Website >> ASSOCIATED LINKS Scottish National Team Website Scottish National Team on Facebook Scottish National Team on Twitter Scottish National Team on Instagram Scotland National Team You Tube Channel BBC SPORT SCOTLAND: STV SPORT SCOTLAND:

  • BBC Scotland Report: “Scotland recovered from a rocky start to revive their Nations League hopes by cruising to victory against hosts Armenia who finished with nine men. Vahan Bichakhchyan’s early opener exposed a nervous visiting defence. Stuart Armstrong’s swift reply was against the run of play, but Arman Hovhannisyan was then shown a red card. Armstrong supplied another fine finish seconds later and John McGinn and Che Adams added to home misery before Kamo Hovhannisyan was sent off late on.” BBC SPORT SCOTLAND FULL REPORT: REPORT ON SCOTTISH FA WEBSITE: 2022 – Scotttish National Team Videos and News from matches involving the Mens A Team HIGHLIGHTS | Republic of Ireland 3-0 Scotland | UEFA Nations League June 13 HIGHLIGHTS | Scotland 2-0 Armenia | UEFA Nations League June 10 HIGHLIGHTS | Scotland 1-3 Ukraine | FIFA World Cup Play-off Semi-Final June 3

  • Report on this page is from Scottish Rugby Union Website: “The final FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series placings were determined this weekend when Watsonians hosted Stirling County in the title decider and Heriot’s hosted Boroughmuir Bears for fourth place.” Catch up on all the action from last nights #FOSROCSuper6 Sprint Series title decider between @WATSONIANFC and @StirlingCounty 👇— FOSROC Super6 (@Super6Rugby) June 11, 2022 “With just over 10 minutes gone in game Watsonians were first to get on the scoresheet. Full-back Harry Patterson collected the ball that had been kicked down field. He manages to get the ball away to Matt Currie who off-loaded to Lomond MacPherson who galloped in for the opening try of the game, converted by Lee Millar. On the half hour mark scrum-half Sean Kennedy ran in a score for Stirling County after Marcus Holden made a break with Logan Trotter in support who passed out to Kennedy to secure the try, Holden then added the extra two points on offer. HALF-TIME: Watsonians Rugby 7-7 Stirling County When Stirling were penalised for hands in the ruck, Millar opted to extend the hosts lead through a fairly straightforward penalty for a man of his experience. County took the lead for the first time in the game with 46 minutes gone thanks to an Angus Fraser try and another on the 56th minute by Stevie Hamilton (both converted by Holden) gave the visitors an 11 point lead with 20 minutes to go. On the hour mark Watsonians got the maul moving and hooker Cal Davies secured the ball down over the try line, with Millar adding the conversion. With the clock gone 80, Watsonians replacement Jason Baggott plucked the ball out of thin air to run in an intercepted try to earn Watsonians not on a seventh consecutive win, but the title of FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series Winners. (Millar added the extra two points on offer too!)” FULL-TIME: Watsonians Rugby 24-21 Stirling County ASSOCIATED LINKS:

  • Celtic beat Glasgow City 3-2 to lift the Women’s Scottish Cup for the first time. 🔷️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🔷️ Celtic win The Women's Scottish Cup Third goal by @CelticFCWomen @izzyatkinson_ seals a 3-2 victory in extra time over @GlasgowCityFC.#ScottishWCupFinal @ScotWFootball— SportsNewsScotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (@SportScoToday) May 29, 2022

  • Scotland 60-14 Tonga: Kyle Steyn scores four of Scots’ 10 tries BBC SCOTLAND REPORT: “Kyle Steyn became the first Scotland player to score four tries in a match for 26 years as Gregor Townsend’s side opened their autumn series with a 10-try defeat of Tonga.

  • Scotland are close to securing a world cup play off place after defeating Israel and The Faroe Islands respectively. The mens national team are second in their group and avoiding defeat next month against Moldova should secure A world Cup play off spot.

  • Scotland have kept alive hopes of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup Finals in Quatar, with an outstanding away win in Austria.

  • Scotland’s womens team added a second world cup qualifying win with a straightforwad victory over the Faroe Islands. Scotland, who opened their account last week with a victory in Hungary are now joint top of the group with Spain. Both teams have 6 points from the first two games.

  • Scotland’s first appearance at a major mens finals in 23 years has ended after the group stage of Euro 2020. After a disappointing first result where Scotland were defeated 2-0 by The Czech Republic, honour and good feeling was restored by a creditable 0-0 draw with England at Wembley. That result set Scotland and Croatia up for a winner take all head-to-head where the victor would progress to the knockout stages of the tournament.

  • Glasgow City have won The Scottish Womens Premier League for the 14th consecutive season after a close run season with Celtic and Rangers respectively.

  • Scottish Athlete Eilidh Doyle has announced her retirement from competitive athletics. Scotland’s most decorated track & field athlete represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and won an Olympic bronze medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Mighty Thunder claims thrilling Scottish Grand National win for Scottish Based trainer Lucinda Russell. BBC Report: ‘Mighty Thunder produced a late surge to claim a thrilling victory in the Scottish Grand National at Ayr. Runner-up Dingo Dollar led with two fences to go before Mighty Thunder, ridden by Tom Scudamore and trained by Lucinda Russell, snatched the win. It is the first time since 2012 that a Scottish trainer has won the race.

  • You Tube highlights from the weekend action in the Scottish Football Premier League. Wins For rangers, Celtic, Aberdeen, Livingston and Hibs.

  • SPFL You Tube highlights from the weekend action in the Scottish Football Premier League. Wins For Celtic, Motherwell, Dundee Utd, Kilmarnock and Ross County. Hibs and Rangers draw at Easter Road.

  • (17 Sept 2020) Scottish Athletes Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie are having an oustanding 2020 season winning numerous top races at the top world athletics meetings.

  • (3 March 2020) – Watch highlights of Stirling County v Boroughmuir Bears (36-34) and Heriot’s Rugby v Ayrshire Bulls (26-15) in Round 10 of the FOSROC Super6.

  • (6 March 2020) – Edinburgh defeat Cardiff Blues to extend lead at the top. Leinster thrash Glasgow Warriors in one sided affair. Edinburgh 14-6 Cardiff Blues Edinburgh ground out an ugly win over Cardiff Blues to stretch their lead at the top of Pro14 Conference B.

  • (2 March 2020) – Highlights of the weekend’s Scottish Cup Quarter final Ties. Aberdeen, Celtic, Hearts and Hibs all progress to the Semi-Finals.

  • (20 Feb 2020) – Highlights and news from this weeks two Scottish Cup Fith Round replays which saw victories for Aberdeen and St Mirren as well as two extra time periods and fifteen goals in total. Aberdeen struck twice in the final two minutes of extra time to knock out Kilmarnock in a belatedly thrilling Scottish Cup replay and set up a quarter-final with St Mirren.

  • (20 Feb 2020) – Watch highlights of Watsonians Rugby v Heriot’s Rugby (24-21) and Southern Knights v Stirling County (31-10) in round 9 of FOSROC Super6.

  • (19 Feb 2020) – BBC Report: Jemma Reekie beat world champion Halimah Nakaayi over 800m in France to record her second IAAF World Indoor Series win in five days. The Scot won in two minutes and 0.34 seconds to beat the Ugandan – who won gold in Doha in October – in Lievin.

  • (2 Feb 2020) Jemma Reekie and Laura Muir land wins at Muller GP in Glasgow Laura Muir won the 1000m at the Muller GP but missed out on the World Record held by Maria Mutola. The Scot was shooting for 2:30.94 but had to settle for coming home in 2:33.47 after a long solo run.

  • (17 Feb 2020) – Glasgow Warriors registered eight tries to secure a resounding bonus-point win against Zebre in Pro14 Conference A. Edinburgh battle to 14-9 win at Scarlets in Storm Dennis.

  • (17 Feb 2020) – Highlights of the weekend’s Scottish Premier League games as Celtic maintain their lead at the top of the table. At the foot of the table Hearts and Hamilton remain in the bottom two positions after a 2-2 draw.

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    (27 June 2019) BBC Report: Andy Murray’s dream comeback from potentially career-ending hip surgery ended with a fairytale triumph with playing partner Feliciano Lopez in the doubles at Queen’s. Briton Murray and Spain’s Lopez beat Briton Joe Salisbury and American Rajeev Ram 7-6 (8-6) 5-7 10-5.

  • (26 Jun 2019) – BBC Report: Scotland are out of the Women’s World Cup after a twice-taken added-time penalty gave Argentina a dramatic draw. The Scots needed to win and Kim Little turned in their opener with Jen Beattie and Erin Cuthbert netting from corners. It was 3-2 after Milagros Menendez scored and a Florencia Bonsegundo shot went in via the bar and Lee Alexander.