On the 21st of June 2006 the National Museums of Scotland opened the Sporting Scotland Gallery at the Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh.
Sporting Scotland celebrates sport in Scotland and Scotland’s sporting greats. From football fans to Olympic medallists, and from shinty sticks to Formula 1 crash helmets, visitors will be engaged by both the objects and the personal stories behind them as they explore the vital role of sport in Scotland’s cultural heritage.
The gallery is split into four sections, one of which recognises the inductees of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame and celebrates the achievements of Scotland’s sporting heroes and heroines through recordings, film footage and memorabilia. Inductees range from the golfer Old Tom Morris to more recent sporting giants such as Gavin Hastings.
Key items on display are Old Tom Morris’s golf club, the swimmer Ian Black’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year trophy and poolside dressing gown made from tartan towels, and Billy Bremner’s International Cap.
It is a tribute to the greatest Scottish sports men and women of the past 100 years and an inspiration for future generations.