BAC is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2020 Grant for Business Archives related to Sports is East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust for cataloguing the archive collection of the West of Scotland Football Club.
In this, the second year of the grant, BAC was pleased to have received a number of applications with a very high standard of entries. It was a difficult decision, but the panel felt that East Dunbartonshire’s cataloguing project would make a real difference, was achievable and realistic, and would lead to further projects and initiatives.
The records of the West of Scotland Football Club document the strong links between leisure as a business and the local community. West of Scotland Football Club (despite the name, which is historical) is a rugby club situated in Milngavie near Glasgow. It is a community amateur sports club servicing the Milngavie and Bearsden area and prides itself in being a vibrant part of that community. Founded in 1865, West of Scotland is one of the oldest rugby clubs in the world, and one of the founding members of the Scottish Rugby Union. They have enjoyed a long and successful history, winning numerous Scottish Championships and producing an incredible number of international players, and a strong contingent of British and Irish Lions. The records have recently been gifted to the EDLCT and once catalogued will be made available to the public.
Full details on the award can be found here.