Scottish Sports Hall of Fame

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The Scottish Sports Hall of Fame is the national sports hall of fame in Scotland, initiated on St Andrew's Day (30 November) 2001.[1] It is a joint project organised by sportscotland, the national governmental body for Scottish sport, and the National Museums of Scotland.[1] It is also funded by BBC Scotland and donations from the general public.[1] The patrons are Anne, Princess Royal, a notable supporter of the Scotland national rugby union team; First Minister Alex Salmond; and Formula One legend Jackie Stewart.[1]

The goal is to inspire new generations of Scottish sportspeople by creating a permanent home for the Hall of Fame in the Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.[1]

The permanent exhibition will consist of four major elements:

  • A display about the members of the Hall of Fame, including key objects relating to their sporting careers and information about their successes.[1]
  • A Sporting Moments display through which visitors will be able to replay their favourite sporting moment, or find out more about their sporting hero or heroine.[1]
  • An interactive area to enable visitors to pit themselves against the best and feel what it is like to be the fastest runner, highest jumper, most accurate putter or strongest lifter.[1]
  • A programme of activities including the annual induction ceremonies to introduce new names to the Hall of Fame.[1]

The Sports Gallery at the Museum of Scotland was opened in 2006.[1]

To date there have been 7 rounds of inductions into the Hall of Fame:

  1. 2002: initial 50 inductees.[1]
  2. 2003: 14 inductees.[1]
  3. 2004: 6 inductees.[1]
  4. 2007: 8 inductees.[1]
  5. 2008: 4 inductees.[1]
  6. 2010: 6 inductees.[1]
  7. 2012: 6 inductees.[1]

List of inductees in the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame[edit]


Athletics and Highland games[edit]




The men who pioneered the use of Scotland the Brave as the national anthem.






Football managers and players:


Tommy Armour, 'The Silver Scot'


Horse racing[edit]


Jackie Stewart, 'The Flying Scot', at the Nürburgring with the MatraCosworth that took him to the Formula One World Championship title in 1969

Mountaineering and Hillwalking[edit]

Captain Robert Barclay-Allardyce, the Celebrated Pedestrian, by Hill & Adamson


Rugby union[edit]




Swimming and Diving[edit]

Table Tennis[edit]


Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting and Wrestling[edit]

Launceston Elliott on a postcard 1910

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Scottish Sports Hall of Fame". Sport Scotland. 2001. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 

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