BREAKING: Andy Murray crashes out of Australian Open

By Jacob Toland Andy Murray has possibly played his last ever game of professional tennis after crashing out of the Australian Open in the first round after a 6-4 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 defeat. The battling Brit came from two sets down against number 22 seed Roberto Bautista Agut to tie the match at two sets each. It was vintage Murray as he won both sets on tie breaks which looked to have tired him down. It was vintage Murray as the two-time Wimbledon champion had worked hard against the Spaniard bringing the sets back to two each … Continue reading BREAKING: Andy Murray crashes out of Australian Open

Junior Football round-up

By Jacob Toland With the clubs from the Scottish Premiership still soaking in the sun on their winter break. The teams from the junior leagues will be hoping to have some of the spotlight. Despite the harsh weather, the Scottish West region still goes on with league games and the West of Scotland Cup. In the Premiership, Clydebank took their chance to move nine points behind leaders Hurlford United thanks to their game in hand. The Bankies defeated Kilwinning Rangers 5-0 in a game that saw all five goals come in the second half alongside three red cards which saw … Continue reading Junior Football round-up

Huge Investment Boosts SkiffieWorlds

by Kenny Boag Featured photos: SkiffieWorlds2019 The SkiffieWorlds 2019 take place in Stranraer this summer and the organisers have received a massive cash injection to help fund the event. SkiffieWorlds is the World Championship for the St Ayles Skiff class of coastal rowing boat.  The Championships are held every three years.  Ullapool in North West Scotland hosted the inaugural championship in 2013, and  SkiffieWorlds 2016 was held at Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland. The SkiffieWorlds will be a colourful and friendly celebration of coastal rowing. Up to 1000 competitors of all ages from countries such as New Zealand, Canada, United States, … Continue reading Huge Investment Boosts SkiffieWorlds


By David Marshall Domestic football returned for Scotland’s women’s teams as SWPL sides up and down the country played their first round of preseason fixtures. The 2019 season is set to be one of the biggest ever with clubs investing more than ever into their women’s teams. There is more attention than ever on the women’s game thanks in no small part to the national side qualifying for the World Cup in France later this year. Last year’s double cup winners Hibernian ran out winners against fellow Edinburgh outfit Spartans at Ainslie Park. Rangers played Hearts at New Tinto Park … Continue reading SWPL PRE-SEASON ROUND UP