ScottishSport.co.uk provides practical sports information to amateur
sports people (read that as "for normal folk who do a bit of
sport"), whether residents of Scotland or visitors to the country.
The website is run using our own resources with the income from
clubs and organisations featured on the site ensuring that the site
is financially viable.
Who Are we?
Well, first up, we are not Sport Scotland, the official Government body for Sport in Scotland. You'll find them at www.sportscotland.org.uk
ScottishSport.co.uk is an independent entity that we run using our own resources.....everyone thinks ScottishSport.co.uk a great idea, but words of encouragement are all that has come our direction so far! You can contact us by email with any questions, queries or comments. Articles for the website always most welcome.
ScottishSport.co.uk was launched February 2000 by a core team of three individuals. The articles you see and read on the site have either been developed in-house by the team, contributed by a fully qualified coach or athlete or, for a few of the walking articles, been submitted by visitors to the website. The three of us have done everything from setup and coding through to writing reviews and articles and ensuring that you are kept well up to date with new cycling or walking routes around Scotland.
ScottishSport.co.uk was started as a result of a lack of a cohesive resource, both online and in the real world, for practical amateur sports information. The local tourist information centres were great up to a point but they don't really allow you to plan for the weekend or decide where to go for something completely different. We aim to bring together information on sports and activities into one centralised point to allow everyone from the experienced walker to the imitation Tiger Woods to get out and enjoy themselves.
The web design (by DaftPaddy) has been kept simple, intutive and fast to download. We appreciated that people visit ScottishSport.co.uk to get information and find what they are looking for quickly and easily. Also, we know that we ourselves are impatient when other websites are slow to download.
ScottishSport.co.uk is based and run from Falkirk, Stirlingshire
(central belt of Scotland).
The Team - the core team consists of:
Andy's one of those people that just can't sit down in one place for too long. Keen walker, golfer, snowboarder and squash player, if you stop him getting out to the hills or onto the squash court, it's not pretty. Andy keeps the walking section in shape and has decided to single-handedly promote Scottish Squash .....quite an ambitious target, particularly as he's actually an Irish man more commonly known as DaftPaddy.com.
Stevie "The Striker" Lockhart
More of a spectator than an active sports person (though I'm sure Stevie would dispute that!). But when it comes to football The Striker certainly knows his stuff. Come the end of the season and the start of summer he starts to venture off his sofa into the chilly grasslands of the golf course or the cycle tracks, for a while anyway.........
Well, B tends to keep the background stuff for the website and
the boys in order. Happy out doing stuff - keen golfer, squash player,
and a nae bad skier and snowboarder. B keeps the skiing and snowboarding
section up to date, sorts out the message boards and other interactive
bits and oversees the site in general.
David Heath (Squash)
Jim Hay (Fitness across all sports)
Richard King (Squash)
Richard "Vern" Moore (Cycling)
Ruth McKean (All Sports)
Our thanks also go to the following people for their foresight and support from the early days of ScottishSport.co.uk:
Les Starkings of Wee Yellow Book of Amateur Golf - for those of you who play golf competitons on a regular basis, you will be well aware of this invaluable wee book. The Wee Yellow Book lists all the details for all the golf competitions in Scotland and recently two new Blue Books were launched for England - for more see www.weeyellowbook.com. Les was a great boost when we started the site and his normal question when ever we speak to him is "well, have you any money from the site?" ...... now we can thankfully tell him that the site makes enough to keep itself in pocket money. But is just goes to show that it's just as well we do it for the love of the sports and not the cash!
Andy Brydie - alias Ice-P - for his laid back outlook on
life. We are still awaiting the completion of Ice P's article on
the distractions of caravans and sunday walkers. Started in the
early months of 2000, the half finished article, which refers to
the end of the ski season, has gone out of date........ for many
years and probably will never see a completion date although we
are still promised the final article. But whether that is due before
the article passes the next millennium it's very hard to say.......Andy
will be probably be wandering around with his zimmer frame in years
to come, estolling the virtues of by-then dusty pages of Ice-P.
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