The Football Memories Scotland Conference 2022

05 May 2022

Football Memories are delighted to be holding our first face to face meeting since the pandemic effected all our lives.

The Football Memories Scotland Conference, entitled ‘Moving forward together’ will take place on Friday 6 May 2022, Hampden Park.

As well as meeting up with some familiar faces after a long break, delegates will get updates on the new Football Memories organisational website footballmemories.scot, and well as the new memories.scot site.

Memories.scot adds a wealth of social history images into our sporting archives. It has been developed in partnership with SLIC and 23 local authorities across Scotland. Memories.scot will have it’s full launch later in May.

The Edinburgh Clubs

08 Apr 2015

Through our access to the Herald archive, we have begun digitising images which originally appeared in the Edinburgh based bulletin newspaper. 112 new images of Hibernian and Hearts will soon be available online, including photographs of the successful Hibernian and Hearts teams of the 1940s and 50s. There are photographs of the Famous Five and Terrible Trio in training and a delighted Dave MacKay after a League Cup win. There are also images of the 2 sides from the 1960s and 70s, during which period the sides continued to contest silverware. We will also be adding images of St Johnstone and Aberdeen very soon…

The senior game in Scotland

15 Mar 2015

We have begun digitising senior football images, targeting important moments in club histories. In addition to images of players in profile, action shots and training sequences, photographs will be available of the 1957 Falkirk cup winning side, the 1959 St Mirren cup winning side and the 1965 league winning Kilmarnock side, including celebrations and action shots of the important games. Also in addition to the Queen’s Park team photographs held at the Scottish Football Museum, we will also be adding images of Queen’s Park games.

Junior Football Images Added!

14 Jan 2015

We have now digitised close to 1,000 images of junior football, shortly to be made available to participants of the Football Memories project. We now have access to many images of Junior Cup Finals, held in front of vast Hampden crowds and the celebrations of the winning sides. A great number forgotten of senior professionals also began their careers as young players for junior clubs and are photographed at this stage of their careers, and indeed family members of very recent professionals are also identifiable. In time we hope that this image collection can draw attention to the great moments in the history of local town football, and stimulate memories of the great players and cult heroes.

The Herald Newspaper Photographic Archive

22 Aug 2014

We are pleased to announce an extension to available resources for the Football Memories project. Through the Mitchell Library, we have been granted access to the Herald’s vast sport image archive. In the weeks to come we will be digitising images from junior and senior football and making these available online. We expect to add material from 1948 to 1978, highlighting some of the more familiar faces and moments in the history of football clubs, along with some forgotten moments which of interest to dedicated followers of particular teams.

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