The National Game on the National Day
11.30 am and 1.30pm
Join us for an exciting new event at Stirling Castle on St Andrew's Day and on the anniversary of Scotland's first ever international football game against England.
The talk will consider Stirling Castle's role in the history of football from the middle ages to the advent of the professional game. It will be delivered with the co-operation of colleagues from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum.
Come along and learn about Stirling Castle's role in the history of the Beautiful Game from the middle ages to the modern era. Hear of kings who tried to ban football, discover how the oldest known football in the world was found at the castle, and learn about Stirling's first professional team, King's Park, and of their links to the military based in the castle. This talk will be complimented by a small exhibition of photographs and exhibits from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum.