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Scottish football and colonial Zimbabwe: sport, the Scottish diaspora, and ‘white Africa’


University of Edinburgh


In 1969 and 1970 respectively, Clyde and Kilmarnock Football Clubs embarked on highly controversial tours of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), then in conflict with the UK over its failure to enact a timetable for majority, non-white rule, and its 1965 unilateral declaration of independence to protect such a system. 11,433 more words

Scottish Football

PICADAY - Apr 16th 2017

Apr 16th 2017 – Easter Sunday!

Okay .. Here in Kilmarnock, Easter Sunday is known as the best day out of the year (closely followed by Halloween). 425 more words

Picaday 2017

The day the Aussies came to the soccer

Here is what I know about Aussie rules football:

What follows is what I know about Aussies who rule going to the football.

Saturday was a remarkable day at Celtic Park for a multitude of reasons. 549 more words


The Man Who Loved Islands *Blog Tour*

I am really pleased to be part of the blog tour for this final chapter in David Ross’ fabulous trilogy. Many thanks to Anne Cater at   627 more words

Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Finished this painting of the Palace Theatre today.

I’m so glad someone commissioned a bunch of Kilmarnock paintings because I took this photo ages ago and I’ve been dying for an excuse to paint it.

Art By Vikki Hastings

Preview of Kilmarnock vs Rangers 5th April 2017

It’s now officially the business end of the season and there’s points needing picked up from both ends of the table. Kilmarnock are 7th place although looking safe from relegation they can still be brought in to it if things don’t go there way but 8 points clear of bottom place Inverness. 436 more words

Tour of Scotland – part 6

On Saturday morning, I felt as  rough as a hedgehogs arse, got a few bananas in me, the hostel offered free tea (well, at least I think it was free), the tea tasted like someone has sweeped up the dirt up off the floor, and put said dirt in a teabag.  256 more words

Road Trip