Archivist, University of Stirling
Our Sporting Heritage Fair will feature boxing items and images from Stirling’s Commonwealth Games Scotland archive and celebrate the contribution Leith Victoria members at the competition.
Mr Magee continued: “Our Sporting Heritage Fair will feature boxing items and images from Stirling’s Commonwealth Games Scotland archive and celebrate the contribution Leith Victoria members at the competition, including Jim Rolland who won Scotland’s first ever gold medal at the Games in Hamilton, Canada, in 1930.
“It will include a gallery of images illustrating the history of Scottish boxing at the Games and we are also encouraging visitors to bring along their own boxing memorabilia, including photographs, which we can digitise at the event and add to our archive.”
The exhibited items are part of the University’s popular ‘Hosts and Champions’ exhibition, which documents more than 80 years of international sporting competition. It celebrates Scotland’s participation and achievement at the Games, from its origins as the British Empire Games in Hamilton, Canada, in 1930, through to the Gold Coast 2018.
The collection includes photographs, designs, clothing, papers and artefacts, which evoke a rich history of Scotland’s involvement in the Games, including as hosts in 1970, 1986 and 2014.
Earlier this year, the touring exhibition travelled 10,000 miles to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, where it took centre stage at Team Scotland HQ.
The boxing exhibition will take place between 2pm and 5pm on Sunday 30 September at the Leith Victoria Athletic Club, located at 28 Academy Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7EF.