Scottish cricket books

As summer is here we thought it was a good time to showcase items on Scottish cricket from the collections. Although not the first sport you might associate with Scotland, cricket in Scotland has a long and fascinating history. We also have more Scottish cricket items in the collections than you might expect. The collections […]

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Scottish local sports club histories

Walk around any town or city in Scotland and sooner rather than later you are likely to come across a sports club. Scotland is full of bowling greens, tennis courts and other sports venues often tucked away in otherwise residential areas. Similarly most community notice boards will have details of judo, karate, table tennis and […]

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Travelling zoos in Scotland

A popular family day out during the Easter holiday is to go to the zoo. American folk singer Tom Paxton celebrated it in song with “Going to the zoo” in the early 1960s and a day at the zoo has long been a popular subject for children’s books. However in the 19th and early 20th […]

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Magic in the trenches

One of the many special and named collections held by the Library is the Cuthbert Collection. This is a collection of over 500 books and periodicals on magic and in particular on Scottish magicians and magic in Scotland. Assembled by Jim Cuthbert a member of Paisley Magic Circle and a former president of the Scottish […]

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