Kilmarnock

27 May 19
The Darvel Magazine

Author: Frank Donnelly In every continent throughout the world, the words ‘Darvel’ and ‘Lace’ are well known. It was thanks to Alexander Morton, a son of the village who came from humble origins, that, in the days of the lace industry, over 1000 people were employed in 20 lace factories in Darvel and almost as […]

27 May 19
Rangers Today

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 5 W: 1 D: 1 L: 3 GD: -4 F: 7 A: 11 Win %: 20.00% Average Goals Scored P/M: 1.40, Conceded: 2.20   1893: Rangers suffer a 5-0 defeat to Celtic in the Glasgow Merchants’ Charity Cup Final. 1899: A Neilly Gibson OG helps Celtic to a […]

27 May 19
The Scottish Sun
NINE trophies in a row and a feeling Celtic are still miles ahead of the rest. Craig Levein disagrees. He doesn’t use distance as a barometer, just available talent. Levein on the sidelines at Hampden during Scottish Cup Final From a Hearts’ perspective at least, Levein’s convinced he’s only four summer signings from making the Jambos a proper force to be reckoned with for the 2019-20 campaign. There was unmistakeable torment for Hearts boss Levein at losing again when there was a major trophy up for grabs. Memories still clear of the Jambos’ 1986 title collapse and Cup Final drubbing, plus, as Dundee United boss, the agonising 2008 League Cup Final loss to Rangers. Levein’s had plenty of Jambos critics in recent months, brutal abuse raining down on him from the Tynecastle main stand, amid poor performances and results. Aaron Hickey competes with Jozo Simunovic for the ball But surely even the harshest of his barrackers would concede picking a 16-year-old to start the season’s showpiece game took serious nerve. Rookie left-back Aaron Hickey magnificently rose to the daunting challenge. Levein believes superkids Hickey, Harry Cochrane, Connor Smith, Anthony McDonald and Aidan Keena can help Hearts close the gap on Celts. Levein said: “I think teams are getting closer to Celtic. “We’ve had our moments against them in recent seasons, and so have other teams. “I don’t want to talk too much about Celtic because what they do has nothing to do with me. Ryan Edwards opened scoring for Hearts “Their domination will end if teams do well enough to beat them in the league and the cup competitions. “We’ll be trying our best to do that. We only need four players this summer. I’m working on that just now. “Guys like Aaron Hickey and Harry Cochrane will be better next season as well. “I believe the future for Hearts is FANTASTIC. I’m absolutely certain of that. A lot of work behind the scenes doesn’t get seen by the public. “It’s only when Cochrane or Hickey or Connor Smith come on, does that get promoted.” Incredibly, Hickey only made his Jambos first team debut as a sub at Aberdeen on May 10. His full debut was just the week before Hampden — also against Celtic — in front of a packed Parkhead on league trophy presentation day. There were gasps of amazement from fans as SunSport Online broke the news of Hearts’ Cup Final line-up well before everyone else. Hickey heads to collect runners-up medal Was Hickey REALLY starting against odds-on favourites Celtic, they asked? It even soon emerged one of the ball boys was older. Hickey was outstanding at Hampden, at no point embarrassed by Scotland’s Player of the Year James Forrest, indeed actually subduing his threat for most of the match. Hickey, who was once in Celtic’s academy before joining up with the Jambos, looks some prospect. Levein added: “Young Aaron Hickey has handled two extremely difficult situations. “He’s played in front of 110,000 people in his last two games. “Not many people do that round about the time of their debut and he’s handled both occasions with great aplomb. “We had this situation with Harry Cochrane and Ant MacDonald last year, when everybody tries to put them up on a pedestal when they are still learning the game. “I can only comment on what young Hickey has done in the last two games and he has been fantastic.” Goal-scorer with his medal Despite the agonising loss at Hampden, Levein is serious when he expects a real challenge to Celtic’s amazing domestic dominance next year. Levein is certain that with further experienced additions the Jambos will join Rangers, rejuvenated Kilmarnock, Aberdeen and Hibs in pushing to finally stop the Hoops — and make sure someone else lifts a trophy. On the final, with Ryan Edwards giving Hearts a 53rd minute lead, only for Odsonne Edouard’s double to seal a treble Treble, Levein said: “I understood that Celtic were heavy favourites for this match. “But in the last couple of weeks, knowing I’d get Peter Haring and Arnaud Djoum back, gave me some hope. “Young Hickey, and the energy of Ryan Edwards and the training we’ve done gave me great hope we had a performance in us that could possibly give us a chance of winning the game. “I couldn’t have asked for any more from my players. FROM THE HEART Hearts’ Christophe Berra brands Celtic star Scott Brown as lacking in class “OK, we made a couple of mistakes here and there, but that’s normal in a football match. “I thought Celtic upped their game a little bit when we scored. “They were better once we scored and that happens sometimes. You think: ‘Wait a minute’. “We weathered a little spell and I thought we’d just got through it when their penalty came. “If we could have held on for a while longer, I felt we could have possibly won the match.” Levein returned to Tynecastle in 2014 as director of football for then new owner Ann Budge. He unveiled a five-year blueprint to establish the club as a Scottish football power with a vibrant academy set-up. [article-rail-curated title=”related stories” selected_posts=”4291302,4291206,4289463,4288638,4288025,4287742″ /] In the last two years, since reclaiming hot-seat responsibility after the failure of dud boss Ian Cathro, Levein’s recruitment record has been slaughtered. Hearts have just finished a dismal sixth in the Premiership, three points behind Hibs, and defeat to Celts means there will be no European football at Tynecastle next season. But the conveyor belt of talented kids coming through the development programme at Tynecastle hasn’t faltered. Levein added: “A lot of things have worked extremely well for us, but in football you are always judged by what’s happening in the first team. “People think if the first team isn’t doing well then it’s the same throughout the company, but that’s not how it works. “I’ve got a lot of good people working for me and they do a lot of the lifting for me. I just try to keep everybody on track.” Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary [bc_video video_id=”6041295299001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talks of ‘fantastic’ treble-winning defensive partnership, ‘Jaap and Ronny’ after Manchester United Legends Match vs Bayern Munich”]
27 May 19
The Scottish Sun
NEIL LENNON had everything to lose when he took over as Celtic’s interim manager in February. And the only thing that surprises me about him getting the job on a permanent basis is that he’s getting it NOW. Lennon with Scottish domestic treble Like most people, I thought if Neil was going to get the Celtic job full-time he’d have got it before now. I’d have thought that if he was the man the Celtic board wanted, he’d have been given it after clinching the Premiership title. The fact they didn’t announce Neil as manager then fuelled speculation that they’d someone else in mind. Saturday’s Scottish Cup win, if anything, was the icing on the cake for Celtic. Lennon lifts Scottish Cup The timing of the announcement — after a meeting between Neil and the board in the Hampden dressing- room — was pretty strange. Maybe it was just down to the euphoria of having clinched the treble Treble and the feelgood factor that followed from that. But if — as Celtic are saying — there wasn’t anyone else interviewed about the job, why did it take until after the final to give it to Neil? If they’d decided to go down a different route and not offered it to Neil, they’d have been in a real rush to bring a new man in, then for him to get his staff and new players. Another reason for the timing of the Celtic board’s announcement could be that by giving Neil the job when they did — with treble Treble celebrations in full flow — it would calm down some of the dissenting voices among the club’s support. None of this, incidentally, means that I don’t think Neil should have got the position. Lennon and Peter Lawwell speak at Hampden In fact, he can legitimately argue that he’s done EVERYTHING he had to do when he went in after Brendan Rodgers left in February. Steer the team to the title? Check. Win the Scottish Cup? Check. He was on a hiding to nothing. I’m not sure what else he could’ve done in the last three months. The fact he’s got Celtic to the treble Treble proves, if nothing else, that he has the enormous strength of character which the manager of the club requires to have. The way he slumped to the ground at the final whistle on Saturday was an indication of the emotional release, showing the strain he’d been under in the past few weeks. He said he’d felt nerves over the last few weeks and they were there for all to see on Saturday. LENNY DEMANDS Lennon insists he won’t be pushover in Celtic contract and budget talks With Celtic going for nine in a row next season, it’s going to be intense for everyone connected to the club and the board obviously believe that Neil Lennon can handle that. Saturday showed again that whatever he puts into this Celtic team, they have the ability to score late goals to get them wins. Odsonne Edouard’s strike to win the Cup was only the latest example of that. The news that Neil’s been offered the job on a permanent basis doesn’t seem to have proved overwhelmingly popular among the Celtic support. From what I can see they’re 50-50 on him being back in the hotseat. Sometimes when a manager leaves a club of his own accord, there can be a lack of forgiveness when he returns. But another factor might be that Brendan Rodgers was a high-profile appointment. [article-rail-section title=”most read” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He elevated the club’s profile and perhaps there’s an element of the support who feel they should have gone for someone of similar status. However, it shouldn’t be overlooked that Neil Lennon has a better record in Europe than Rodgers had, having reached the Round of 16 in 2013. The two toughest managers to follow in Scotland this season are Brendan Rodgers and Steve Clarke. Going into Celtic and Kilmarnock respectively after them is like going onstage after Frank Sinatra. But having done what he has, Lennon knows that while you can never really relax in the Celtic manager’s job, he can take plenty of self-satisfaction from the job he’s done. ST MIRREN stayed up in dramatic fashion after yesterday’s Paisley penalty shoot-out. And I hope there’s a bit of realism about the club now. Oran Kearney celebrates as St Mirren avoid the drop It’s amazing that it was only a year ago that Jack Ross got Saints into the Premiership. Some of the comments that came out in the aftermath of that were slightly optimistic. There was talk of being a top-six side and even making the top four. I get they were comments made after a great season. But Saints quickly learned that there’s a big learning curve for clubs that get promoted. Credit to Oran Kearney — his personality seems pretty calm and that’s rubbed off on the players over the past few weeks. But hopefully having to go to the final kick of the final day to survive will ensure there’s no delusions of grandeur about Saints next season. Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”6041258838001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Cringeworthy moment Celtic fan learns he’s spelled ‘Treble treble’ wrong on thigh tattoo”]
26 May 19
Archy news nety

Three years ago, Sean Longstaff was not considered good enough to win a professional contract from Newcastle United. Irritated by the verdict of the Academy coaches, who gave the then 18-year-old midfielder a simple scholarship, Longstaff adopted an attitude that has served him well throughout his short career so far. The determination to prove that […]

26 May 19
The Scottish Sun
JERMAIN DEFOE yesterday shared a touching insight into what he’s getting up to on holiday. The Rangers frontman posted several Instagram stories of himself coaching kids and stopping to pose for photos. Defoe bags his goals against Hibs in April He can be seen in the video directing kids where to pass the ball and egging them on with words of encouragement. Also, while taking pics with the children, all of the kids have an illustration of the striker on their t-shirts. Defoe has his on charity foundation to help support children in the UK and the Caribbean, while he received his OBE for charity work, including his special relationship with Bradley Lowery. The ex-Tottenham, West Ham and Sunderland attacker dropped out of Steven Gerrard’s starting XI last week away to Kilmarnock to make way for 30-goal man Alfredo Morelos. Gerrard and Defoe used to be team-mates for the England national side A-Z Ex-Celtic ace Tony Watt lifts lid on why Rangers trial didn’t work out However, while the Colombian was serving his suspension for elbowing Scott Brown on March 31 at Parkhead as Celtic won 2-1, Defoe was on fire for his club as he helped guide them to six straight wins. He bagged three goals during the six-match spell where Morelos was left out of the side, with fine finishes against Hearts on two occasions and a goal versus Hibs at Ibrox. The Englishman is on an 18-month loan from EPL side Bournemouth as he wanted to team up with ex-England team-mate Steven Gerrard. [article-rail-curated title=”RELATED STORIES” selected_posts=”4290108,4290067,4289545,4289530,4288391,4288429″ /] After a slow start to life at Rangers he made his way into the team and was hailed by gaffer Gerrard and the fans for his inspiring performances. In 15 appearances since his January move he scored six goals. Rangers players will return for pre-season duty next month as they gear up for their Europa League qualifying campaign. Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”6041011637001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Grado hails ex-Rangers starlet Billy Gilmour and himself as the Stevenston Mafia “]
26 May 19
Villa Roar

By Graham Hill JOHN McGinn says the Play-off semi-final against West Brom was one of the most nerve-racking games he has ever played in – but he was still disappointed not to take a penalty. Villa’s player of the year volunteered to take a spot-kick in the shoot-out but boss Dean Smith did not put […]

26 May 19
The Scottish Sun
WE should know better than to write off this Celtic team. But with an hour of the Cup final gone and Hearts ahead, anyone fancying Neil Lennon’s side should have been certified. Neil Lennon and Scott Brown celebrate at full-time How Celts dug this one out beggars belief. Yet on a day they were a poor imitation of Scotland’s dominant team, they still got the job done. And given what was on the line, it was a miraculous effort. No wonder manager-elect Lenny slumped to his knees on the final whistle. This would have been up there with his sweetest moments. Lennon with the League Cup, Scottish Cup and Premiership trophy Argue all you like about the quality of this Hoops team — and a blind man can see it needs rebuilt — but when it comes to resilience they’re out on their own. Digging a result out late has always been in the club’s DNA but this lot have turned it into an art form. In a season of great escapes, this was the daddy of them all just when it mattered most. Craig Levein could only have left Hampden sick to his stomach. With half an hour to go, the Jambos were ahead and in cruise control. That was down to Levein getting his approach bang on. On a day Celtic were one-paced and predictable, Hearts controlled the game. Their rope-a-dope routine worked perfectly. By sitting in deep, they were never going to boss the ball. But Celtic’s possession was passive with the Jambos allowing the champions to play in front of them. Where it mattered, Hearts choked the space brilliantly. Lennon on the touchline By doubling up on James Forrest, they ensured Scotland’s Player of the Year never got a sniff. On the touchline, Lennon’s body language said it all. He’s been in the game long enough to know Celtic were in bother. Having created just one clean chance for Odsonne Edouard, he looked like a worried man heading up the tunnel at the break. In the other dressing room, Levein must have been pinching himself. With John Souttar and Christophe Berra outstanding, the Jambos looked anything but 8-1 shots. They had pressed and countered as a unit, with 16-year-old Aaron Hickey impressing. It took big balls for Levein to start the kid. All Hearts needed was something to show for their performance, something to hold on to — and Aussie midfielder Ryan Edwards provided it. Lenny must have seen the treble Treble evaporating in front of his eyes. Ryan Edwards celebrates after scoring for Hearts Cue Edouard, who’d been posted missing for most of the game. And if ever the £10million man earned his money, it was yesterday. First, winning a penalty before converting it, then showing clinical composure for the winner. It was enough to see Lennon leave Mount Florida with the clean sweep and nobody can say he doesn’t deserve it. His neck has been on the line big-time. Make no mistake, Lennon would have been slaughtered had Celts lost yesterday. He’d have been marked down as the man who blew Brendan Rodgers’ legacy. There’s a healthy number of supporters who’re still not having him long-term. They should remember what he took on. He accepted a poisoned chalice from Rodgers. It was a no-win situation that could have blown up in his face. And if performances have been unspectacular, he’s delivered all that was asked of him. Makes you wonder why Dermot Desmond left it until yesterday to offer Neil the job when a midweek announcement would have given the dressing room a real shot in the arm ahead of the final. Odsonne Edouard celebrates after firing Celtic into the lead Either way, Lenny has to be strong enough to demand the cash he needs. He should be looking beyond nine in a row to make Celtic relevant in Europe again. He can’t do that without the backing of the board. It’s time that Peter Lawwell rediscovered the keys to the safe. At the opposite end of the M8, Hearts will feel they’ve been on the wrong end of a mugging. Those of us who felt they would melt at Hampden were wrong. They found the “one outstanding performance” Levein claimed they had left in them. But if they can match Celtic in the Cup final having already beaten them in the league, why are they finishing sixth in the Premiership? Hearts can’t afford yesterday’s performance to be a one-off. It’s not good enough to turn it on now and again. Levein should look no further than Celtic to see the difference in mentality. Yesterday, Lennon’s side looked dead and buried but still dug it out. That’s why they’re making history. [article-rail-curated title=”RELATED STORIES” selected_posts=”4289872,4289786,4289705,4288030,4289435,4289394″ /] AFTER the goalless play-off first-leg draw at Tannadice, Robbie Neilson said he would have taken that result pre-match. Really? Why would Neilson choose to settle this tie in Paisley? By saying the pressure’s all on St Mirren now, I get the psychology. But in front of a bumper Tannadice crowd, United should have made home advantage count. Unless the inspired Paul McMullan repeats his first-leg display, the wise money should be on Oran Kearney’s men. CREDIT to the SFA for landing Steve Clarke. My only worry is that he’s offered a good club job in England before long. In the meantime, the Cyprus and Belgium double-header is the perfect start. The Cypriots should be overcome at home while Belgium away is a free hit. But if Clarke is to succeed, he has to confront the call-offs. Managers in England regularly bully players into pulling out. Steve needs the bottle to use the five-day rule and have half a chance. TAPPING up has always been rife. You won’t find a pro worth his salt who’s not had an illegal approach. But after Dundee’s dodgy attempt to land Jack Ross two years ago, their approach to John Robertson was idiotic. Why didn’t they use an agent to sound Robbo out for the job? Instead, their direct contact with the Caley boss is likely to earn them a bumper fine. As for Robbo, it’s a mystery why he’d blank Dundee to stay at Caley. And even more of a surprise that he snitched on the Dens Park board. RIP Celtic legend Harry Hood passes away aged 74 BEFORE New Year, I said Rangers would do well to finish within ten points of Celtic. They made it by a whisker. But having been turfed out of both cups by Aberdeen, it has hardly been a successful campaign for Steven Gerrard’s team. Following a derby win over Celtic, last week’s defeat at Kilmarnock summed Gers up — hopelessly inconsistent. Solving that problem will be keeping Gerrard awake at night. ARSENAL’S Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the Europa League final because he wouldn’t feel safe in Azerbaijan. While a dispute with the countries stops Armenians entering Azerbaijan, Mkhitaryan was granted dispensation but still won’t travel. How do Uefa justify a player missing a European final because of safety fears? And what would they have done in the unlikely event an Armenian club had made the final? Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary [bc_video video_id=”6041197826001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Hilarious moment Celtic fan has can of Tennent’s lowered to him from flat window during treble treble celebrations”]
26 May 19
Ayrshire College Blog

This week Campus Liaison Officer PC Bradford coordinated a variety of workshops to Uniformed Services students within Ayrshire College. 30 students from Irvine and Kilmarnock campuses attended over the three days and were issued with their own ‘Police Notebooks’ to fill in throughout the week. Students benefited from practical exercises and workshops throughout the week, […]

26 May 19
The Scottish Sun
STEVE Clarke might look like a miserable bloke — but I bet he’ll have the Tartan Army smiling again soon. My old pal has been named the new Scotland gaffer and I couldn’t be happier for him. Clarke got the job However much I’ve criticised the hopeless SFA, I’ll give them credit for appointing the only man for the job. And now that he’s out of the daily grind of club management, I hope supporters of the national team get to see Steve’s softer side. He seems to have gained an unfair reputation for always looking a little dour. But the bloke can’t help his face. In reality, Steve is actually a good laugh and he has a great dry sense of humour. Don’t forget I’ve known him for almost 40 years after we met as youngsters while playing for St Mirren. You don’t last that long with me unless you can have a laugh because that’s part and parcel of being my mate. I’m not saying he’ll be doing stand-up anytime soon but Steve is a lot more fun that he’s given credit for. His reputation comes from the fact that he means business when he’s in the dugout. And he was the same during his playing days as a no-nonsense defender. Macca and Clarke But there’s nothing wrong with that because despite being the life and soul of the party most of the time, I was also a miserable git on the football park. I’m confident the lads in the Scotland team will love him because behind closed doors he’s a different guy. The players will be ready to run through brick walls for him after just a couple of training sessions. You only have to look at what he’s done for Kilmarnock to see what he’s going to bring to the job. He took a team teetering on the brink of relegation into Europe and was quite rightfully crowned manager of the year. I don’t know who Celtic will appoint manager but I’d have had no issues if they picked Steve. But their loss is Scotland’s gain so I’m glad I’ll still be able to back him as gaffer of the national side. And I think he will make an immediate difference when he takes charge of his first game against Cyprus on June 8. Steve Clarke could succeed Theresa May at No.10, Scotland is united again after a few days, says Tam Cowan He’ll have the players running their socks off and giving everything for their country. Any player that doesn’t give everything will learn quickly it’s not acceptable — Steve won’t miss them. But it would be disrespectful to think of him as one of the old school. He’s actually one of the most forward thinking coaches in the country and has learned from the best managers in the world such as Jose Mourinho. When he coached under Gianfranco Zola at my old club West Ham, he was doing things in training that had never been done before. So I’m sure he’ll spring a few surprises on the boys at Scotland as well. I’d urge everyone to get right behind Steve as he looks to take us to our first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup. He’s passionate about his country and I’ve no doubt he’s chomping at the bit to get his reign started with a big result. It’s easy to forget that this is the most talented Scotland team in a long time and there’s no reason we shouldn’t be aiming higher than we are. I believe in Steve . . . and so should you. No way to shake Nigel up I’M all for standing up for what you believe in but launching milkshakes at politcians is just stupid. It seems like the latest craze is throwing drinks over folk when you don’t agree with their policies. Nigel Farage was hit with a milkshake Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was soaked with milkshake during a visit to Newcastle last week. And while I don’t care for the guy, it’s not right to throw things at people. It’s better to hurt him in the ballot booth where you can make sure he never gets what he wants. But it’s not the first time ‘milkshaking’ has happened. It used to be eggs that were flung at people during campaign events. Remember the one thrown at John Prescott a few years back — that ended pretty spectacularly with Prescott throwing a punch. But milkshaking is a new one to me. It appears to have taken off after former EDL leader Tommy Robinson had milkshake thrown over him in Warrington. I can see why it’s viewed as a funny protest by local people against the far-right candidates who are campaigning in their towns and cities. The person will be left looking embarassed and their picture will be splashed across the media. But I don’t agree with stooping to their level. It’s better to rise above it and prove that you’re the better person. Benefit can aid pandas THE pandas are back in the news again after the Scottish Government agreed a secret £2million grant to build them a new den. Sunshine and Sweetie will be living the high life in their new pad after concerns were raised over how nearby building work would affect them. The pandas are getting new digs Bosses will say that £2million isn’t a lot with what they generate for the economy at Edinburgh Zoo. And if they are able to breed, I’m sure that figure will go through the roof. But when I went to see them, they barely moved. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”76″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Maybe if they’re told about income support they’ll crack on with making a baby. Halle in the style I’M a big movie buff so can’t wait to see John Wick 3 at the cinema. The first two films were brilliant and full of action so hopefully this one lives up to the hype. Halle is in the new John Wick flick I’ve heard Halle Berry steals the show again but that’s no surprise. The 52-year-old has been at the top of her game for three decades. They’ve already announced a John Wick 4 for 2021 so the studio bosses must be confident Halle and co-star Keanu Reeves make it a blockbuster. 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26 May 19
christy rosebud

When we planned this outing, I had no inkling that I would end up turning it into a blog post – but after the laughter, fails and wins, I thought, “why not! our friends and family will probably enjoy this as much as we did”. This post also marks the beginning of a series; I […]

25 May 19
UNB! Network

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) – Celtic wrapped up a domestic treble for an unprecedented third straight season after beating Hearts 2-1 in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday. Immediately afterwards, Celtic offered manager Neil Lennon the job permanently. Lennon said there’s “a good chance” he’ll accept. Lennon was asked by Celtic to take charge in February […]

25 May 19
Matchbox Cineclub

A detailed list of Glasgow venues capable of screening films, compiled for Scalarama 2019

25 May 19
Kilmarnock

1869 Peter slipped another spoonful of sugar into his tea and considered his case. During the years since his return to Kilmarnock, George and he had developed what they considered to be a good working relationship. As senior both in age and in experience George concentrated upon Kilmarnock and the administration of Alexander MacTavish Memorial […]