Category Archives: Scotland

What Constitutes a National Treasure?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a ‘national treasure’ as something that is emblematic of a nation’s cultural identity. The World Rugby Museum has at least one of these on its register in the shape of the world’s oldest international football trophy, otherwise known as the Calcutta Cup. Continue reading

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1973 – Everyone’s A Winner

The 1973 incarnation of the Five Nations championship kicked off at the newly rebuilt Parc de Prince in Paris on the 13th January…  Continue reading

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Beginner’s Guide to the Six Nations

With the Six Nations 2019 championship looming, it’s time to brush-up on the basics of the oldest rugby championship in the world. Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Walter Riddle Sutherland (Scotland) 04/10/1918

More than 60 Scottish rugby internationals have come from the Hawick club in the borders of Scotland but few have been more beloved than Walter “Wattie” Sutherland who was killed by a stray enemy shell in the village of Hulluch in France on 4th October 1918 aged twenty seven. Continue reading

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE! Mini Exhibition: Unlikely Alliances

In times of celebration or commemoration, rugby matches involving combined teams, such as England & Wales and Scotland & Ireland, have taken place to mark the occasion. Currently on display at the World Rugby Museum, this mini exhibition takes a … Continue reading

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Dual Identity: Two Women’s Rugby Players Capped For Two Countries (Each!)

As the NatWest 6 Nations continued this weekend, our women’s rugby historian Lydia Furse has been exploring those who have played at the national representative senior level for more than one country. Pulling on the shirt.  Singing the national anthem. … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – George Alexander Walker Lamond (Scotland) 25/02/1918

On February 25th 1918 Lieutenant-Colonel George Alexander Walker (Geo) Lamond died in the military hospital at Colombo in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) aged 39.  A civil engineer by profession, he had seen active service in France before being sent to … Continue reading

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