Rampant Scotland Directory!

Sports

Not just tossing the caber but also a wide selection of other sports with Scottish connections, ranging from aikido to windsurfing (with football, rugby and golf thrown in as well!).





BBC Sport Scotland

The BBC Sport Scotland site brings together the online services provided by BBC News Media in Scotland, including Sport news, Sportsound, Sportscene, Off The Ball, Your Call etc. The site provides commentaries on Scottish Premier League matches and regularly updated news on every football club in the country, in addition to comprehensive coverage of minority sports.

SportScotland

Sportscotland (formerly the Scottish Sports Council) is the national agency dedicated to promoting sporting opportunities for all Scots. The site gives an overview of its work and keeps you up-to-date with the latest issues, ideas, programmes, courses and events in Scottish sport. The organisation is reponsible for investing government grants into a range of sports programmes and makes awards totalling approximately £22m each year from the Lottery Fund to help create links between schools and communities, and to support areas and groups traditionally deprived of sporting opportunities. They also run national centres at Inverclyde and Cumbrae - the latter centre concentrates on watersports of all kinds.

Scottish Sports Hall of Fame

SportScotland and National Museums of Scotland have combined to set up a panel of sporting journalists and administrators who have made an initial selection of 100 Scottish sporting greats from the last 200 years. The public can vote on these at this site - or add to the list. On St Andrew's Day 2002, the top 50 men and women in Scottish sport will be inducted into a Hall of Fame.

FirstPoint UK

Based in Dunoon, Argyll, FirstPoint UK is a major Sports Scholarships Consultancy firm assisting the UK's top young sporting talent in their search for sports scholarships in the USA.

Scottish Games Association

The Scottish Games Association (SGA) is the governing body of Traditional Highland Games in Scotland. It represents over 60 Highland Games in Scotland and has several associate members overseas in Canada and Australia etc. It assists individual Highland Games, sets rules for competition and records any new records created. Highland Games are held in Scotland from the end of May to the middle of September every year and the site has lists of Highland Games locations and dates and results of the various events across Scotland.

Alba Games is an unofficial guide for anyone interested in the throwing events (Heavy Events) at Highland Games held in Scotland. There is information on future events and results from previous years and a growing library of pictures.

Central Florida Highland Games have a number of interesting activities including handfasting, the Battle of Bannockburn re-enacted, and all the traditional events which we all love and enjoy. They also have a new-look "Royal Mile"!!

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are famous the world over.

Highlandnet also gives a long List of North American Highland Game Events and results.

Highlands of Durham is a 4 day Highland Games and Celtic Celebration in Port Perry and Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. There is a Military Tattoo and Massed Band Ceremony and Ceilidh and the heavy games include the caber toss, stone and hammer throws and a tug-o-war competition. The burning of the Viking Ship is the grand finale to these games.

Events in the Kalamazoo Scottish Festival in Michigan include a Ceilidh, athletics, Scottish dancing and, of course, pipe bands. There are also demonstrations of spinning and weaving.

Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games is held at the end of July in Victoria Park, Kincardine, Ontario, Canada on the shores of Lake Huron. It starts with a golf tournament and there is a clan parade, piping and highland dancing. To promote the event, they have declared Fridays as "Tartan Fridays" and a Tartan Patrol checks business and people on their use of tartan.

Mallaig & Morar Highland Games take place at Traigh Farm, Arisaig. Also included in this site is information on anything you would need to know about the local area if you wished to travel to see the beautiful scenic landscape associated with the villages of Mallaig and Morar, such as the Silver Sands of Morar, and the journey from Fort William to Mallaig, also known as The Road To The Isles.

Ohio Scottish Games take place each year attracting Scots from far and wide. In addition to the usual features of such events, the Ohio games has massed pipe bands, border collies and a genealogy booth to help those researching their family tree.

The Scottish Tourist Board provides a search engine for Highland games and Gathering Events in Scotland. Select the month, year and category of event in an area and the technology does the rest.

Ultimate Heavy Athletics has results, pictures and video clips from last season and more information on the current Ultimate Heavy Athletics schedule!

Scottish Football Association

The official site of the governing body of Scottish Football. It includes news of the Scottish national team and results of their games in the World Cup. The results of Scottish Cup games are also recorded here and a page on the SFA Museum which is located at Hampden Park, has already been created.

The break-away Scottish Premier League have a Web site has a history of the SPL, news, statistics on the league and links to the Premier League club Web sites.

Scottish Fitba' is another very comprehensive site dedicated to Scottish football with fixtures, results, tables and covering not just the Scottish Premier League and Scottish First to Third Divisions but also the Highland League.

Once completed, Scottish Football Records has the most recent completed season's results and historical tables of League Champions, SFA Cup winners and League Cup winners.

Scottish Soccernet in association with the Daily Mail covers Scottish soccer news, results, tables and Premier Division match reports.

Football Aid started four years ago in Scotland and so far has raised over £1.5million by hosting events at the UK's largest clubs. It gives supporters the chance to play where their heroes have played in an officiated 90-minute game of football on the hallowed turf of the club that the participants support. And "Football Aid" can even arrange it for fans to pull on the Scotland shirt and play against former Scottish football heroes at the national football stadium at Hampden.

And if you want Scottish International Results for the last 50 years, look no further!

It was Bill Shankly who said "Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that". This Web site is dedicated to his life and times both as a player and as a manager. Shankly was also famous for other classic quotes and random samples are displayed on the home page - it is worth going back to see such gems as "The trouble with referees is that they know the rules but they don't know the game"

John Collins John Collins played for Celtic for 6 years and Monaco. He celebrated his 50th appearance on the Scotland team in the match against Brazil (June 10th, 1998). In his 52 appearances, he scored 11 goals for the Scottish squad.

Scottish Football Team Web Pages

A number of the sites in the previous section have links to some individual team Web pages but here is a set of individual links to Scottish football teams.

Scottish Rugby Union

Up to date news, results and information on players, clubs, fixtures and results of Scottish international matches. Also lots of links to rugby related pages both home and abroad.

Official Site of Scottish Rugby

Comprehensive coverage of news, fixtures / results, buying tickets, Scottish Rugby supporters club, the Scottish international team, professional rugby, club rugby, youth and schools and women's rugby. There are also edited video highlights of at least one game a week of club rugby plus highlights from Scotland's international matches and exclusive 'behind the scenes' footage.

Six Nations

This unofficial site covers the Six Nations International Rugby Tournament which involves Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy.

Annan Rugby Football Club

This was the first Web page by a Scottish rugby club and in addition to providing details about the club (and its players) it also has a wealth of information and links about the game in Scotland and internationally. Other clubs with Web sites include:

Scottish Claymores

The American Football Team from Scotland located in its new Web site and domain name. After a dismal performance last year the team is much improved in 1996, so much so that they have won the World Bowl. The site provides information on the team fixtures, results, match reports and merchandising.

Royal and Ancient Golf Club - The R&A

The world governing body for the ancient game, based at St Andrews. As you would expect, the definitive Rules of Golf are provided in a well presented fashion together with details of the Open Golf Championship.

St Andrews Links Trust

The Links Trust are responsible for the six golf courses at St Andrews, 'The Home of Golf'. They took over from the Town Council in 1974. The site has a comprehensive guide to to the courses and, most importantly, how to book a round of golf on the courses.

Old Course Experience has an exclusive contract with the St Andrews Links Trust which guarantees prime tee-off times on the Old Course for groups large and small.

Golf Agent can also arrange bookings for tee-off times at golf courses around the world, including St Andrews and a number of other courses around Scotland. The site shows a timetable of what times are available.

Virtual Tour of Scottish Golf Courses

Perhaps you want to plan a golfing vacation in Scotland - perhaps you just want to have a virtual tour. Whatever your purpose, you will find the links contained in the pages listed here give you a flavour of the variety of golf experiences available in Scotland. There are links to a selection of those courses around Scotland which have created Web sites - bear in mind that there are 500 courses in Scotland and only some of these are on the Web.

Golf in Scotland has extensive information on over 400 golf courses from "Golf Europe". They also have pages on The Open including Scottish locations and Rules of Golf as well as a History of Golf Since 1497 plus a history of Golf Clubs and Golf Balls. The section on the illustrated biographies of famous golfers encompasses the following Scots:

Golf Courses of Scotland

These pages provide names, addresses and telephone numbers of golf courses in Scotland with some links to those with Web pages.

Golf Courses in Strathearn provides a guide to where you can play in this lovely part of Perthshire.

The Web site for The Royal Dornoch Club has details of the Championship Course, history, fixtures, green fees and booking plus a nice picture gallery.

Kingsfield Golf Range is a family run golf range situated just off Junction 3 of the M9 on the outskirts of the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow. Its Tee Caddy Coffee Shop provides views over the golf range.

Traigh Golf Course is just north of Arisaig, Inverness-shire. The word Traigh (pronounced 'try') means 'beach' in Gaelic, and a series of sandy beaches run alongside the course, with stunning views to the Hebridean islands of Eigg and Rum, and the Cuillins of Skye.

Scotlandís Golf Courses

Information about Scotlandís rich variety of courses, including descriptions of each course, scorecards, photographs and reviews, as well as diagrams of Scotlandís most interesting and challenging holes. There are pages on current golf news, venues for all the major championships in Scotland, history of golf, Open Championship.

Golf Highland

A guide to over 44 of the fine golf courses in the Highlands of Scotland. Championship courses, with spectacular backdrops, accommodation suggestions, events schedules and lots more helpful information.

Craggan for Leisure

Golf course - and fishing - in the heart of Strathspey, in the Scottish Highlands has a length of 2400 yards so is suitable for a game of golf with family or friends. This is a full size course in miniature with everything you would expect to find except length. It is therefore ideally suited to children and beginners and more than just a golf course in Scotland.The fishery is set in the middle of the golf course and is made up of islands and peninsulas where you can almost always find a quiet corner. Stocked with Brown and Rainbow trout.

Scottish Golf South-West

A gazetteer of golf courses in south-west Scotland.

Scottish Golf History

Based on thorough research of early records, this website seeks to relate golf history to present day courses, locations, websites and maps. There are details of the early Scottish golfing sites and (that thorny and much disputed subject) the oldest Golf Clubs and Societies.

Fishing UK - Scotland

A comprehensive listing of gamefishing and flyfishing venues with a guide not only to Scottish fishings but information on tackle shops, hotels and Ghillies {guides} in the area. For each fishery there is the type of fishing available i.e. flyfishing, bait fishing, bank or boat, salmon, trout, rainbows, browns etc together with the location, facilities and prices. The guide is broken down into geographical regions Highlands, Grampian, Tayside, Fife, Central, Lothians, Strathclyde, Dumfries and the Borders.

Fly Fishing Scotland

Aims to be Scotland's foremost ezine type web site on fly fishing with a list of fisheries who have subscribed to the site, fishery reports (what is catching and who is taking the top baskets), flies and flytying (new patterns, tying tips and full colour photographs), forum pages, editorials covering a whole range of issues concerning Scottish game angling, recipes and articles from some of Scotlandís best known angling writers and organisations.

Where to Fish: Scotland

Based on the book with the same name, the site provides lots of information about angling including descriptions of facilities at River and Loch Fishing Stations and Sea Fishing Stations as well as a long list of names and contacts for Fishing Clubs and other organisations associated with fishing.

Salmon Fishing on the River Dee

This Web site has been set up by the Dee Salmon Fishery Improvement Association to increase awareness of the opportunities for visiting anglers with information on 20 of the beats on the river, including when and where to fish, a map of the river, current fishing conditions and prospects, how to book for a fishing permit plus details on how to get there, where to stay and eat.

Fishing Experience on the Hebridean Isle of Harris

The Harris coastline offers a variety of different fishing locations, from deep rocky points and flat sandy surf beaches, where Dabs, Flounders and Plaice can be caught. Enjoy a day out fishing with friends or introduce the kids to fishing! Take in the spectacular scenery and wildlife from Puffins to Basking Sharks. And angling trips can be tailored to your requests.

Pike Fishing in Loch Ken

This site is provided by Own Figgis who has been fishing the loch for over 20 years. Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland and is a prolific pike water with the emphasis on large catches of hard fighting middle weight fish. Owen provides a great day out in his boat - and if you don't catch any fish, there is no fee!

Kelso Fishing

This is an online resource for information and news on fishing on the River Tweed and River Teviot around Kelso. The rivers are famous for their wild brown trout and salmon and fishing available to suit all budgets in this beautiful, rural location in the Scottish Borders. Local anglers are happy to offer you any advice you require and all necessary tackle can be bought or hired in Kelso.

Wellsfield Trout Fishery

Situated in a beautiful and peaceful part of Wellsfield Farm just North of Denny on the A872 Stirling Road. There is fly and bait fishing for 70 rods on 3 Lochans set in a spectacular location with rainbow and brown trout. Individual, club & group bookings are welcome and visitors can hire tackle, obtain tuition and enjoy hot food and snacks.

Segdoune Flyfishers Angling Club

A Scottish Flyfishing club in Linlithgow who fish by traditional methods over the front of a drifting boat. The site is full of useful information for any angler with Hints & Tips, Beginners Guide, a Forum, Calendar, Scottish Competition (Club News) and a three part quiz that is one of the hardest Flyfishing quizzes that has ever been compiled. Flyfishing questions are answered either through the Forum or direct be e-mail.

Broom Tackle Box

Based in Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, Broom Tackle Box is a one-stop-shop for game fishing and coarse fishing tackle for experienced anglers and beginners - reels, rods, fly line, bags, landing nets, hats, clothing and accessories.

Mortimers of Grantown-on-Spey

Mortimers of Speyside provide fishing tackle, countrywear and game sports equipment both from their High Street shop in Grantown-on-Spey and online.

Scotland HolidayNet

This is a very comprehensive site covering the Scottish Borders (and drifting also into Lothian). Its main purpose is to provide access to the Hotels, Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering Rentals. And no Web site devoted to the Borders could omit a reference to Fishing with details of Sea Trout and Sea Trout Statistics

Floating Line

A comprehensive guide to fishing in the Dumfries and Galloway area covering fly fishing, lure fishing, spinning, coarse fishing, sea fishing in the rivers Esk, Liddle, Annan, Nith, Dee, Fleet, Bladnoch, Luce, Cree and Urr. There are also river and weather reports, tide timetable and useful links.

Charter Boat Gannet

The "Gannet" offers both sea angling and scuba diving day charter from Oban in Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland. All fishing tackle is supplied and included in the price. The vessel is also available to charter by the day for scuba diving for up to 10 divers visiting to all the best known dive sites in the popular Oban and Sound of Mull areas of Argyll.

Rodel Fishery

Set in the shadow of St. Clements Church and The Rodel Hotel, Rodel, South Harris, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. There are two main lochs and connecting rivers offering varied sport for fly and spinner for Brown trout, Artic Charr and migratory Salmon and Sea trout. The fishery is open from March June to the end of October. There is a catch and release policy in place for Loch Thorro and fishermen are encouraged to complete a returns form for all fish caught.

Frandy Fishery

Frandy is a fly fishing upland reservoir based in the picturesque Ochil hills on Gleneagles Estate, Perthshire. Fly fishing for rainbow, brown & blue trout in Scotland in a remote but accessible part of the country.



Deer Stalking Scotland

This Web site provides a comprehensive guide to red and roe deer stalking in Scotland, with detailed information about stalking, hunting and shooting in Scotland. You will also find information to help you organise a deer stalking trip to Scotland, including a list of recommended estates where you can enjoy deer stalking.

Ballathie Sportsman's Lodge

Situated in the grounds of Ballathie House Hotel, in the privately owned Ballathie Estate in Perthshire, the Sportsman's Lodge provides purpose built holiday accommodation for the fisherman and field sport enthusiast. The riverside location is perfect for a fishing break in Perthshire. With an abundance of excellent sporting estates nearby, the Lodge makes the ideal base for fishing, shooting, stalking, hunting or simply enjoying the races at nearby Scone Palace. The Sportsman's Lodge offers self-contained rooms for single or double/twin accommodation plus a wealth of facilities with the sportsman in mind.

CKD Finlayson Hughes offer sport across many locations in Scotland. There is Salmon, Trout and Seatrout fishing, Red and Roe deer stalking, Grouse, Partridge, Snipe and Pheasant shooting. Accommodation is provided in cottages, country houses, sporting lodges and castles - including Ardverikie Estate featured in BBC drama 'Monarch of the Glen' as 'Glenbogle' and the film 'Mrs Brown'.

Gleneagles Hotel

Shooting is one of the many sports available at the Gleneagles Hotel.

Sporting Activities in Royal Deeside

The Ballater Shooting Ground on Royal Deeside offers a range of sports in the area. The organisers also feature more unusual activities in the area including driving a JCB digger, a hovercraft and a battle tank!

The Scottish Mountaineering Club

Formed in 1889, this is the largest Scottish mountaineering club. The club publishes a range of walking and climbing guides in Scotland including The Munros book, and the Munros CD-ROM and an annual Journal which has been published every year since 1890. Details are on the site. The SMC also provide five mountain huts available for booking to other climbers and walkers, including one on Ben Nevis.

Outdoor Scotland

Plenty of information on mountaineering, climbing and hillwalking clubs, associations and mountain rescue, Outdoors schools, mountain guides, instructors, climbing walls, news and articles such as "Top ten mountains" (Buachaille Etive Mor, Ben Nevis, Aonach Eagach, Stac Pollaidh, Ben Lui, The Cobbler, Ben Macdui, Sgurr nan Gillean, South Cluanie Ridge, Schiehallion) and "Top ten pubs" plus routes and weather.

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland

This is the representative body for climbers, walkers, mountaineers and cross-country skiers who enjoy the Scottish mountains. The site has current news and features and also pages on Affiliated Clubs, an events diary, accommodation and book reviews.

Scottish Mountain Photo Gallery

A massive collection of over 1,000 high resolution photographs, 360 degree views and QuickTime movie panoramas of mountains, islands, sea water lochs, fresh water lochs and rivers of Scotland. And in addition to all those views from the tops of mountains, there is an extensive set of photos on rivers and whitewater kayaks; coastline and sea kayaks; windsurfing; and aerial photos.

Climb the Munros

This site offers information, routes photos, maps and GPS downloads for all the Scottish Munros. Within the site you can keep your own virtual Munro log and add your own routes for all to see. There is also a forum to speak to other like minded walkers!

RuggedScotland.com

The site is the product of three years' photography of the Scottish landscape, particularly the rugged mountain areas. There are a good number of stills available to view on the site and you can purchase panoramic prints or arrange for specific shoots in areas not covered.

Fraser's Online Munro Guide

In addition to having a list of all those who have recorded their names after climbing all the Munros (Scottish mountain peaks over 3000 feet), and a list of all the individual Munros, it records in words and pictures the climbs made by Fraser Dickson as he strives towards adding his name to the list of Munroists!

Glenmore Lodge - Outdoor Activity Centre

This is Scotland's National Outdoor Adventure Training Centre, located in the heart of Cairngorms National Park. You can learn, develop or qualify in an adventure sport of your choice. The goal of the centre is to inspire adventure by teaching beginners, coaching intermediate/advanced and delivering training and assessment courses for leaders and instructors.

Hamish MacInnes

The world famous mountaineer Dr. Hamish MacInnes has climbed and explored the highest mountain regions of the world, and has also contributed greatly to safety on mountains by his major involvement in mountain rescue and equipment design. The MacInnes Stretcher saves lives and is used around the world and his International Mountain Rescue Handbook covers every aspect of search and rescue. Hamish has also created highly acclaimed DVDs on Scotland as well as books of fiction and non-fiction with a mountaineering theme. This Web site gives a definitive biography on this leading Scottish winter mountaineer of his generation and information on the equipment, DVDs and books available for purchase via the site.

Buitensport Schotland

This extensive site is written in Dutch and covers outdoor activities in Scotland: walking, Munros, ice-climbing, biking, mountain marathon. All the articles from the Dutch magazine of the Dutch Alpine Club 'Hoogtelijn' can be found here.
De springplank voor klim- en wandelactiviteiten in Schotland. Buitensport-Schotland.nl is een collectie van buitensport mogelijkheden in Schotland. Voor en door buitensporters!

Walking Holidays

These pages concentrate on the Scottish Borders at Traquair and there are pages on walking the Southern Upland Way.

Scotwalk has helpful guides and maps for the St Cuthbert's Way and Southern Upland Way.

Walking in Strathearn has ten walks in the area, with a map showing the routes.

The Road to the Isles site, describing the area between Fort William and Mallaig in the west of Scotland.

Monklands Ramblers and Hill-Walkers Club provides a programme for their current walks and social calendar, a photographic collection and their "guide to good Scottish pubs, tea rooms and chippies."

Walk Highlands

Over 340 free, detailed walk descriptions with GPS waypoints, maps and photos across the Highlands of Scotland, with over 1,200 places to stay and things to do - plus history, culture, wildlife and more... The areas covered include:

Walk Scotland

Outdoor and countryside news, updated weekly. Archive material includes an ever-expanding collection of day walks from all over Scotland, a section for Munro-baggers and mountaineers with routes and reports, country expeditions for backpackers and explorers, hilltop humour and jokes - and lots of pictures of the wild outdoors throughout.

Scottish National Ski Council

Provides information on Alpine and Nordic skiing in Scotland, a calendar of events, news and links to other sites.

The Lecht ski centre, straddling the border between Aberdeenshire and Morayshire has its own Web site.

The Ski School is based at CairnGorm Mountain, one of Scotland's most popular ski areas, located near the village of Aviemore. Their aim is to provide pupils with the best possible introduction to skiing, or the professional instruction necessary to progress their skills. There are course for first day beginner through to instructor training.

And of course if there is no snow (winter or summer!) you can always ski at Hillend the dry ski slope in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh.

Speleological Information

Caves of Scotland site including information and illustrations about the sport of caving.

Scottish Cycling Union

The site provides information on the Scottish national cycling squad, coaching programmes and links to tourist information with a cycling connection.

Mountain Bike World Cup at Fort William

Thanks to the efforts of local enthusiasts (with a lot of help from the Scottish Forestry Commission), a stage of the Mountain Bike World Cup has been held for a number of years at a course near Fort William. It has won a number of awards, including the UCI Award for the best Downhill and 4-Cross World Cups in both 2002 and 2003. The Nevis Range Downhill is one of the longest and arguably the most demanding course on the World Cup circuit. The site has all the details of the event, maps of the courses, video clips from previous events and a wallpaper graphic.

Scottish Orienteering Association

This Web site provides details of Scottish orienteering fixtures, results and the Scottish Orienteering League table plus a list of Scottish Clubs & Associations.

Edinburgh Hash House Harriers is part of a world-wide collection of clubs which are a mixture of athleticism and sociability combining running, orienteering, and partying, where bands of harriers (and harriettes) chase hares on eight-to-ten kilometer-long trails - and then retire to a local hostelry for some "refreshment". The site illustrates the "fun" element very well!

InterlÝpers is a small orienteering club based in Edinburgh which is predominantly a club of younger orienteers, or orienteers who can at least remember being young and still go training.

Ice Hockey and Curling

There are three Scotish teams playing in the British National Ice Hockey League:

The Edinburgh Capitals ice hockey team Web site has team information and statistics. The club changed their name from Murrayfield Racers to Edinburgh Racers to Murrayfield Racers - to Edinburgh Capitals!

The Web site for Fife Flyers has the latest news, team and player statistics, results plus an archives and links section.

Curling Scotland

Although the title of this Web site is 'Curling Scotland' it relates to the Dewar's Ice Rink at Perth and covers not only curling there but also Ice Skating.

Jarvis Masters at Perth is held at the Dewar's Centre in Perth. The Jarvis Masters Bonspiel event is always the first of the major Curling Competitions of the calendar year in Scotland. The site has the latest news, teams, the draw and results plus a chat room and links.

Royal Caledonian Curling Club

Based in Edinburgh, the club dates back to 1838 and has affiliated clubs around the world. The News section covers local and international items and an extensive archive. There is also a competition calendar and results and list of champions (Scottish, European, Olympic and World).

East Kilbride and Haremyres Curling Club was formed in 1830 and the site covers its history as well as current events, competitions and results.

Duns Curling Club is based in the Scottish Borders and curling is organised at Kelso. The site has some history of the club and content on current events on the ice plus links to other curling related websites.

RYA Scotland

RYA Scotland has over 120 affiliated sailing clubs in Scotland, and over 90 establishments recognised by RYA Scotland providing sailing tuition to a nationally recognised standard.

Alba Sailing provide bareboat self-sail yacht charter, based at Dunstaffnage Marina, by Oban, Argyll. They offer a wide choice of sailing yachts from 9 to 13 metres (6 to 10 berths) for bareboat charter to experienced sailors.

Despite the "Fair City of Perth" being so far up the River Tay, there is an active Perth Sailing Club and there Web site gives information on the Club facilities, racing programme plus other sailing links.

Scottish Sailing Institute was formed as a result of lottery funding awarded to Largs Sailing Club to develop their clubhouse and the Largs area, in conjunction with the RYA to establish a recognised centre of sailing excellence. There are ashore and afloat facilities for hosting international events and the Institute has the resources available to provide all of the administrative backup for the management of an event, including marketing to sponsors, arranging accommodation and coordinating the aprŤs-sail activities.

St. Andrews Sailing Club is based on the East Sands in St. Andrews and has achieved RYA recognition for Keelboat, Dinghy and Power-Boat instruction and run regular training course in these areas, together with full first-aid tuition. The club has a good stock of toppers, lasers and asymmetrics and coaching on these has produced two Scottish youth champions in the last few years. Members sail a wide selection of other boats including fast Hobie, Dart and Tornado catamarans.

OffshoreScotland Sea School, based at Largs Yacht Haven, Ayrshire, offers Royal Yachting Association recognised facilities. Personal tuition is provided by qualified staff in practical and theoretical courses for the complete novice or for specific RYA sailing qualifications. Yacht charter cruises are also available to Scottish and Irish waters.

The West Highland Yachting Week has been running for over 20 years and has a mixture of round the buoys and passage racing in both open and restricted sail classes around the Argyle coast near Crinan, Oban and Tobermory. The social side is not overlooked either!

The Shinty Website

The Official Website of the Camanachd Association, fixtures, results, leagues, graphics, information on individual clubs, history, rules, links and newsletter, nicely presented.

Boleskine Camanachd not only covers the history of the club and its players and current results but also includes the rules of shinty

The web site for Newtonmore Camanachd Club (described as "shinty's finest") describes the game as well as providing a history of the club and fixtures and results. There are also action pictures from the games.

Northern California Camanachd Club has members mainly in the San Francisco Bay Area, with teams forming in the South Bay and the East Bay. The site has a brief overview of shinty rules, photo gallery and links to other shinty sites.

David Coulthard

This web site covers facts, race results, statistics and a photo gallery of this popular racing driver.

Speedway in Scotland

Links to a number of Scottish speedway clubs, including Glasgow Tigers and Edinburgh Monarchs.

Scottish Speedway

This is the Web site of a non-profit making club set up for the sole purpose of supporting the development of young, Scottish Speedway Racers. It provides rider sand club profiles and a photo gallery.

'Ill-Eagles'

This is Scotland's independent American vehicle and lifestyle club based in the Edinburgh/Lothian area. If you have an American built car, motorcycle, truck or powerboat you can become a member. The site says that "Every member is treated with the same disrespect no matter if his (or her) vehicle is a £30,000 classic or a rusted hulk awaiting restoration". There are illustrations of some chromium American cars and details of a monthly "cruise" and links to members' own Web sites.

Scottish Racing

Scotland has 5 racecourses at Ayr, Hamilton Park, Kelso, Musselburgh and Perth. With over 80 days racing in Scotland throughout the year both National Hunt (over fences) and on the Flat, there are lots of reasons to visit one or all of Scotlandís horse racecourses.

Ayr Racecourse has its own site with details of the racecourse, dates, facilities, corporate hospitality, graphics.

Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials

These trials, held at the seat of the Dukes of Atholl, first ran as a Three Day Event in 1989 and since then it has grown in popularity. In 1996 Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials hosted the European Junior Championships and in 2003 it hosted the CCI three-star competition, the first event of its kind to be held in Scotland. The site gives details of the event and the results plus information on the tented village and Country Fair.

CJ's Premier Pool

CJ's Premier Pool is a private club in West Fife situated in the former 'Palace Cinema' in Rosyth, by Dunfermline. It has eight Championship Quality nineball tables and three eightball tables and is open from 11am to midnight.

Scottish Cricket Limited

Having qualified for the Cricket World Cup in 1999, the profile of the sport has risen in Scotland. The Scottish Cricket Union site has results and tables and details of the World Cup.

Rampant Lion - Scottish Cricket is an independent Scottish Cricket site with all the teams, player profiles, statistics, news, coaching, message boards and chat.

The Scottish Wrestling Bond

This site cover traditional wrestling and also the history of Olympic wrestling. There are lists of past-champions, rules of the sport and useful links.

Judo Scotland

Judo Scotland is the administrative body for Judo in Scotland and organises and controls Competitions, Gradings, Courses and Examinations within Scotland. The site contains details of judo events, results.

Rising Moon Tai Chi Chíuan

The site is dedicated to bringing the ancient arts of Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Reiki to Central Scotland and in particular, Tai Chi Ch'uan developed specifically for people with arthritis.

Su Ragazzi Volleyball Club

Club information, league tables, fixtures and results plus links to other volleyball Web sites.

South Ayrshire Volleyball Club is primarily (currently) South Ayrshire Women's Volleyball club. This site uses Macromedia Flash.

Baseball is played by a number of clubs in Scotland including Edinburgh Diamond Devils.

Central Scotland Softball League

Plays at Cartha Park Rugby Club and the site has information on what is happening on the softball scene in Glasgow plus links to other softball sites. Softball is very similar to baseball. The only real difference is the ball is larger, and the pitch is thrown underarm in fastpitch softball, not overarm.

Edinburgh Sofball League site has a comprehensive guide to Softball in Edinburgh. There is a rules section all the results and tables and a Message Board.

Scottish Basketball Association

Providing information on what's new in Scottish basketball - League champions, cup finals, coach and player of the year, events calendar and a photo gallery.

Scottish Rocks now play at the Braehead Arena, near Glasgow.

Scottish Table Tennis Association

The site provides a list of affiliated clubs and a calendar of events.

Scottish Squash

A popular sport in Scotland, these magazine pages list have current stories from the world of Scottish Squash.

Skydive Strathallan

Web pages of a sports club at Strathallan Airfield dedicated to parachuting. There are comprehensive details of facilities (and costs) and lots of skydiving links.

Edinburgh Flying Club

Not just Edinburgh Flying Club but some illustrated essays by an enthusiast on the joys (and dangers) of flying around Scotland.

Scottish Archery Association

The Scottish Archery Association (SAA) is affiliated to the national governing body, the Grand National Archery Society (GNAS). They are also associated to the Scottish Sports Association and SportScotland. There are about 50 clubs throughout the whole of Scotland, serving the most densely populated areas and the universities. The clubs include:

Edinburgh Chess Club

One of the oldest chess clubs in the world the Edinburgh Chess Club site is a focus for chess throughout Scotland with news of events and links to other chess sites.

The Scottish Tiddlywinks Association

Not a sport that you immediately associate with Scotland but the people who play it and created this Web site are enthusiastic! The ScotTwA exists to promote and support the modern game of tiddlywinks in Scotland and the site has articles, FAQ's and links to other related WWW pages.

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Where else would you like to go in Scotland?

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