Category Archives: Exhibitions

Football Exhibition is now open The Howgate Shopping Centre

Football Exhibition is now open The Howgate Shopping Centre and offers a great selection of exhibits from The Scottish Football Museum and has an area dedicated to the history of Falkirk Football Club.

The free exhibition is open every day from 10am-4pm and 12pm-4pm on Sunday.IMG_20150915_160634 IMG_20150915_160731 IMG_20150915_160804 IMG_20150915_160859

The exhibition will run for the next two months and is a partnership between the museum, the shopping centre, Allied International UK, Visit Scotland and local design agency Eden. The exhibition will be staffed by volunteers from the Falkirk Local History Society.

Jock Stein Display

On the anniversary of the tragic death of Jock Stein the museum has created a small display to remember one of Scottish football’s greatest ever managers.

Items currently on display include a programme, ticket and pennant from Jock’s final match at Ninian Park, Cardiff as well as a photograph and presentation gift (cigar box) from his testimonial match in 1978. Additional items relating to Jock’s successful time with Dunfermline, Celtic and Scotland can also be found in other areas of the museum.

 

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“Following the ‘Lok” Exhibition is back!

Following the ‘Lok and has been created by young photographer Ross MacDonald.Following the 'Lok' We first came across Ross when he was a finalist in the Herald photographic competition for the Kelvingrove football exhibition.

Following the ‘Lok’

Ross MacDonald has been going to watch semi-professional team, Pollok Football Club since he was two years old, when his dad first started to bring him along to games. A passionate fan and keen photographer, he became the official club photographer in mid-November 2012 when asked by the club after taking his camera to numerous matches.

By the start of the 2013-14 season, Ross was attending college to study photography out with school. Through this season, his talent began to grow as Ross developed the skills necessary to get the best results. This exhibition follows Ross’ work from his time at Pollok, revealing how he and his team have progressed over that period.

This exhibition is FREE to view, just ask at the Museum reception.

The First World War at the Scottish Football Museum…

The First World War at the Scottish Football Museum…

Football on Parade The story of football in Scottish regiments, 1851 - 2014
Football on Parade
The story of football in Scottish regiments, 1851 – 2014

The Scottish Football Museum will commemorate the First World War with a dedicated display funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. The museum secured £7,400 from HLF to create the display which highlights the role of football during the First World War.

One of the most important exhibits within the entire exhibition is the Colour of the 16th (Service) Battalion Royal Scots (McCrae’s Own) which tells the story of the footballers from Heart of Midlothian FC as well as players from other clubs who enlisted to serve under Edinburgh businessman Sir George McCrae. The Colour has been loaned from the Royal Scots Museum at Edinburgh Castle. Also on display is a spent German shell casing which was used by the 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders as an inter-company football trophy between 1915 and 1917. The outer casing of the shell is engraved with the regimental crest and includes the title of the football tournament. The shell appears to date from 1915 when the 2nd Battalion saw fierce fighting at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle and the Battle of Loos. The First World War display also tells the story of former Celtic player Willie Angus who won the Victoria Cross whilst serving with the Royal Scots and explores the impact of the war on football back home in Scotland with a display on the Munitionette football teams, created by women working in the munitions factories.

The First World War display forms part of a bigger exhibition called…

Football on Parade

The story of football in Scottish regiments, 1851 – 2014

The broader exhibition starts off with a display on the world’s oldest football trophy, a wonderful silver medallion won by the 93rd Highlanders when they defeated the Edinburgh University Football Club in 1851. Three years later many of the triumphant footballers were helping to form the ‘thin red line’ when the 93rd Regiment withstood a Russian cavalry charge during the Crimean War. The medallion has been loaned from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum at Stirling Castle.

The exhibition includes objects from India’s prestigious Durand Cup competition, the oldest national cup competition out with the UK. The original Durand Cup which was won by the Royal Scots Fusiliers in the inaugural final of 1888 was later won three times in succession by the Highland Light Infantry who were given the trophy to keep. A second Durand Cup was put forward for competition and this was won three years in succession by the Black Watch who also got to keep the trophy! Both trophies are displayed together for the first time, thanks to the Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum and the Black Watch Museum.

The exhibition features a collection of Army Cup miniatures which were presented to Scottish regiments as a keepsake for winning the prestigious competition. The biggest of these miniatures belongs to the Kings Own Scottish Borderers who won the trophy in 1929 and it is displayed alongside the match ball, thanks to the KOSB Museum who are based in Berwick-upon-Tweed. In creating the exhibition the Scottish Football Museum has had the support of all of Scotland’s major regimental museums as well as the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Following the ‘Lok’

Our most recent exhibition, Following the ‘Lok and has been created by young Following the 'Lok'photographer Ross MacDonald. We first came across Ross when he was a finalist in the Herald photographic competition for the Kelvingrove football exhibition last year.

Following the ‘Lok’

Ross MacDonald has been going to watch semi-professional team, Pollok Football Club since he was two years old, when his dad first started to bring him along to games. A passionate fan and keen photographer, he became the official club photographer in mid-November 2012 when asked by the club after taking his camera to numerous matches.

By the start of the 2013-14 season, Ross was attending college to study photography out with school. Through this season, his talent began to grow as Ross developed the skills necessary to get the best results. This exhibition follows Ross’ work from his time at Pollok, revealing how he and his team have progressed over that period.

Rangers 140

Rangers ExhibitionIt is safe to say that the events of 2012 have been amongst the most turbulent in the long

history of Rangers Football Club. Surrounded by a series of climactic events and an almost never-ending sequence of headline stories it is perfectly understandable that the 140th anniversary of the founding of the club and the 40th anniversary of its greatest triumph were overshadowed. A few months on from that difficult period there was an opportunity for the Scottish Football Museum to acknowledge such notable milestones within the history of one of the giants of the Scottish game. The European Cup Winners Cup kindly donated for a limited time from Rangers FC, Scottish Cup winners medal from the first successful campaign of 1894 and varying other objects surrounded by the Club’s history were on display.

November 2012 – July 2013

 

 

 

Celtic in Art

Celtic in artYoanis Rigo Comet, a young Cuban artist, was invited by Tom Campbell, a Scottish football historian, to provide sketches for a forthcoming book. After completing the sketches, Yoanis embarked on a series of oil paintings, the principal feature of this exhibition.
Vivid in colour, vibrant in emotion, they constitute a remarkable visual history of one of Scotland´s leading football clubs.

August 2012 – June 2013

 

Malky McCormick

In a career stretching over 40 years Malky McCormick has become Scotland’s best known cartoonist and caricaturist with his popular style of artwork entertaining millions of readers of many Scottish and UK national newspapers with the highly successful cartoon strip ‘The Big Yin’, depicting Billy Connolly, in the Sunday Mail being the most recognisable.

In the entrance foyer of the Scottish Football Museum was a selection of his work, as well as a ‘Big Yin’ section it included interpretations of all the Scotland football team managers from the 1970’s onwards.

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10 Years at Hampden

A special exhibition has been created to celebrate the museum’s 10th anniversary at Hampden Park.

Scottish Cup and League Cup finals and the important Scotland matches that have been hosted by the stadium over the last decade feature within the displays.

The big events that have come to the stadium over the last 10 years are covered from the UEFA Champions League Final in 2002 and UEFA Cup Final in 2007 to music concerts and Scottish Claymores games.

Finally wider events within Scottish football are also commemorated, from Celtic and Rangers reaching UEFA Cup finals to Scotland’s victory in the Kirin Cup and, of course, James McFadden’s wonder goal in Paris!

10 years at Hampden

 

Collectors Corner Exhibition

Football memorabilia comes in all shapes and sizes, from pin badges and match tickets to football shirts and commemorative plates. Collectors Corner opened up the museum collection, exhibiting highly decorative and collectable pieces of memorabilia alongside our more unusual items. On show was Scottish club blazer badges from Norway, Royal Mail stamp designs depicting Scotland as World Cup Winners in 1978 and a large wall of pennants featuring countries that have played against Scotland. If you have an interest in football cigarette cards or programmes then Collectors Corner was a must see!

Feb 2012 – Oct 2012

Collectors Corner