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  • 1.Sport in Scotland

2. INTRODUCTION
Sport plays a central role in Scottish culture.
Scotland has its own sporting competitions and governing bodies, such as the Camanachd Association, Scottish Football Association, the Scottish Rugby Union, Cricket Scotland, and the Scottish Cyclists' Union. The country has independent representation at many international sporting events, for example the Football World Cup and the Cricket World Cup, as well as the Commonwealth Games; although notably not the Olympic Games.
3. Football codes
England v Scotland (1872)
4. Ever since the 19th century, the two main football codes in Scotland are association football (which is more commonly referred to as just "football" or "fitba") and rugby union, though the former being significantly dominant since World War II. Some others are also played.
The history of football in Scotland includes various traditional ball games, for example the Ba game; some of these early games probably involved the kicking of a ball.
England playing Scotland in the first-ever international football game(The Oval, 1872)
5. Nestling beneath the shadow of theEildon Hills, the Greenyards at Melrose in Scotland is the original home ofrugby sevens
6. Cricket
Cricket has a much lower profile in Scotland than it has south of the border in England. Scotland is not one of the ten leading cricketing nations which play Test matches, but the Scottish national team is now allowed to play full One Day Internationals, and takes part in the Cricket World Cup, in which Scotland reached the final tournament in 2007. Scotland has a well established recreational cricket structure. Scotland has co-hosted the 1999 Cricket World Cup along with England, Ireland and Netherlands.
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7. Golf
Scotland is the "Home of Golf", and is well-known for its many links courses, including the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie, Muirfield and Royal Troon. The first record of golf being played was at Leith Links in 1457.
Scotland is at the forefront of international golf, with some of the world's premier courses being located there. The most famous courses, such as St Andrews tend to be on the east coast's dunelands, which are known in Lowland Scots as "links" - this word has passed over into golf terminology as meaning a course. There are also major courses at Gleneagles, Ayrshire, East Lothian and Loch Lomond
Tommy Armour, 'The Silver Scot'
8. Shinty
Shinty or camanachd is the traditional game of the Scottish Highlands, although historically it hade a wider range. It is still played widely across the area today, with clubs also based in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Fife and Perth, and in most universities. Its governing body is the Camanachd Association (in Scottish Gaelic, Comunn na Camanachd) who are based in Fort William.
The sport's premier prize is the Scottish Cup, more popularly known as the Camanachd Cup. Shinty also has the honour of having provided, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the world's most successful sporting team, Kingussie Camanachd. Shinty was formerly played through the Winter but has recently become a primarily Summer game. It has common roots with the Irish sport of Hurling.
Women's shinty
9. Croquet
The Scottish Croquet Association, formed in 1974, has responsibility forcroquetin Scotland.
Notable Scottish croquet players includeCompton Mackenzie.
10. Elephant polo
Elephant polois not in fact played in Scotland, although it came to wide attention when a team of ScottishEx-Patsrepresenting Scotland has won a couple of tournaments in South India.
11. Ice Hockey
Scotland has a very long successful history of ice hockey. Scotland are host to the oldest ice hockey team in Britain which are the Fife Flyers. At the moment there are four Scottish teams competing in the UK-wide Elite Ice Hockey League. Edinburgh Capitals have been in the Elite Ice Hockey League since it was formed and in 2010 they were joined by the Dundee Stars and the newly formed Braehead Clan and in 2011 the Fife Flyers were admitted as both their previous league and the Newcastle Vipers went bust creating an opening. Scotland has produced 3 of the top British Players of all time in Colin Shields, Tony Hand and Stephen Murphy and at the moment there is a plan in action to make Scotland a hotbed of Ice Hockey talent.
12. Lacrosse
lacrosse in Scotland goes back to 1890 at St Leonards School, Fife, where women's lacrosse had been introduced by Louisa Lumsden. Lumsden brought the game to Scotland after watching a men's lacrosse game between the Canghuwaya Indians and the Montreal Lacrosse Club.
Scotland fields three national teams - men's, women's and an indoor side
13. Basket codesBasketball
basketballscotlandis the governing body of basketball in Scotland.
Basketball itself was originally invented byJames Naismith, a Canadian of recent Scottish family origins, when he was in the USA.
Netball is played mostly by girls from the age of ten to fifteen, and is popular in private schools.
JAMES NAISMITH
14. Racquet sports
There are several former raquets courts in Scotland: Eglinton Castle, Fyvie Castle, Kinloch Castle (Isle of Rum). However, the game is not much played anymore.
Interior of theEglinton CastleRacquets Hall in 1842.
15. Martial arts
A wide range of martial arts are practiced in Scotland, but are usually administered at UK level.
16. Fencing
Scotland has produced some Olympic Standard fencers, and there is a small presence in the universities and big cities. Most Scottish fencing tends to be with the foil.
Judo
Scots have been very prominent on the podium at the Judo events at theCommonwealth Games.
Karate
Karate groups run in Scotland.
17. Climbing and mountaineering
Climbing is popular in some parts of Scotland. Notable climbers includeHarold Raeburn.
18. IDIOMSOF ENGLAND
19. Jargon
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jargonandlingo(for speechand occupational), slang(notculturedpopular speech), andcannot(sectsand criminals)
20. Jargon (the most popular)
Bloke- man."Johnis agoodguyto know.
Failed -shoddyrepairs."He made abotchedfix theTV.
Bottle -value."He hasthe bottleto ask him.
Cheesedoff -fed up
Chuckdown -rain,oftengreatly."It's going tochuckdown soon.
Content- If you arehappy,happy withsomething."I washappy to wina medal!"

  • Daft -Crazy /stupid

21. Dosh- Money/ Cash"I havea lot ofdoshto give. 22. Gobsmacked- Incrediblysurprised."I wasshockedwhen I saw mybirthday presents. 23. Gutted-Are you unhappybecause ofan event that hashappenedtogo wrong."I wasdestroyedwhen itwon the race'