(Very) Old Firm dominate
The adverts too provide an insight into life at the time.
This ad for Steedman’s Powders, which were given to teething kids, reads: “Contain No Poison.”
Prior to 1913, Steedman’s powders did indeed contain the addictive drug opium. Even 100 years ago the Old Firm were the big draw, as this sports lead on page 10 proves. “Rangers leaving Celtic in the race,” proclaims the headline, above a round-up of the Scottish League results from the day.
“Rangers easily smashed Clyde,” the story reports, as Celtic were held to a 1-1 draw by Hearts at Parkhead.
To give a flavour of how much sports reporting has changed in the intervening years, the Celtic match coverage included these lines: “With Celts playing a wide-passing game, they made ground quickly, and Browning had one great show, which took the woodwork. This was a ‘life’ for the Hearts, who stuck grimly to a defensive game. Rallying somewhat, they carried out a couple of dangerous movements.” First World War heroes will be commemorated today at beaches across Scotland in a special Armistice tribute.
Movie director Danny Boyle’s Pages Of The Sea project will see five 100ft sand portraits in Scotland, 32 around Britain, drawn of a fallen hero with a connection to each area.
In Scotland the beaches are at Ayr, Roseisle in Moray, Scap, on Orkney, St Andrews and d Cula Bay on Benbecula.