Glasgow City, United Kingdom

Scottish Football History Walk

Mystery Quest

Scottish Football History Walk

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14 tour stops

1

Welcome

Introduction and outline.

4 min
2

Birth of Queen's Park FC (1867)

How football developed. How Queen's Park FC started.

4 min
3

First football international in the world (1872)

30th Nov 1872 in Glasgow - Scotland 0 England 0.

7 min
4

Source of the Hampden Park name

SFA founded 1873. Hampden Terrace. John Hampden (1595-1643).

4 min
5

First Hampden Park football ground (1873)

Location rediscovered 2017. Queen's Park kit design. First Scottish Cup final 1874.

7 min
6

Challengers to Queen's Park FC

Scotland best in world. Rangers 1872. FA Cup Finals.

5 min
7

Second Hampden (1884)

Glasgow's "Colosseum"? 1888 landmarks. Professionalism.

8 min
8

Leaving Second Hampden (1903)

Third Lanark FC. Queen's Park lose primacy but still think big.

7 min
9

Third Hampden (1903-2020)

Expansions. Record crowds. Decay (1970s). Renewal (1999).

7 min
10

Fortunes of the Scotland international team

England rivalry. Growth of FIFA. Dreams & failures.

8 min
11

Progress of Scottish club teams

Old Firm dominance & rivalry. Queen's Park survive & change.

7 min
12

Scottish women's football

Women's World Cup 2019. Dick, Kerr Ladies FC 1920s. IFAB.

6 min
13

Scottish teams in Europe

European Cup 1960. Scottish highpoints. Andy Robertson.

6 min
14

Summing up

Summing up. Credits and references.

2 min

Overview

⚽ Discover the origins of Scottish football; the birth of Queen's Park FC; the early cup finals and internationals; the three Hampden Park grounds; and Scotland's pioneering contribution to the growth of the modern game, which deserves to be better known and celebrated. Walk the ground and see the places where much of it happened.

⚽ This 110 minute tour starts from Queen's Park Recreation Ground and takes a route around the three Hampden Parks, finishing outside the present stadium. It is aimed at football fans with an interest in history. It is fairly detailed and so is probably unsuitable for children or younger fans.

⚽ Also try the optional and light-hearted football mystery quest game as you progress around the walking tour. It features a challenge at each tour stop.

⚽ This walking tour was produced in 2020 for the Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival. The Glasgow Building Preservation Trust co-ordinates this annual festival about the city's architecture, culture, and heritage.

Itinerary 1.9 km / 1:50

Offline map included

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