Media Release: Shortlist announced for Scotland’s greatest sporting moment

SCOTSCARE, the London–based Scottish charity has announced the shortlist for Scotland’s greatest sporting moment, with the winner to be announced to mark St Andrew’s Day.

The charity has previously conducted St Andrew’s Day searches for Scotland’s favourite comedy moment and Scotland’s favourite song.

Included on the shortlist are;

Billie McNeill lifting the cup as Celtic becoming the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967

Chris Hoy’s third gold medal win in 2008 Olympic Games

Stephen Hendry’s winning his unequalled seventh World snooker title

Liz McColgan winning gold in the 1991 world championships in Tokyo in the 10,000m

Jackie Stewart becoming world F1 champion for the first time in 1969

The full lists is available at

Formulae One supremo, David Coulthard, said: “Scotland has a deep and varied tradition of sporting success from curling to motorsport. For a small nation, I think we have a great number of respected world class athletes and certainly some amazing sporting moments to choose from.”

Scottish TV presenter, Lorraine Kelly, said: “For me it was Dundee United’s Kevin Gallagher scoring against Barcelona at Tannadice in the1987 UEFA cup!! Also Chris Hoy too!”

Scottish Rugby star Kenny Logan, who owns Logan Sports Marketing and Klass International, said: “Scotland has had many great sporting achievements and there have certainly been some fantastic moments that have got our nation off their couches, punching the air in glee: The 1990 Grand Slam, 1999 Six Nations Championship, Andy Murray, Chris Hoy, the list goes on…”

TV presenter, Kirsty Gallacher, said: “I have many fond memories of great Scottish sporting moments, there a just too many to choose from. I am sure people will have lots of fun reliving the moments as they try to pick their favourite.”

Charity chief executive, Willie Docherty, said: “It seems apt to celebrate Scotland’s sporting prowess with Glasgow’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games ‘just around the corner’. The Games are bound to provide not only great sporting moments for Scots but also in Scotland.”

This is the charity’s fourth year of celebrating Scotland’ greatest achievements. A search for Scotland’s greatest comedy moment was won by David Tenant’s sketch with Catherine Tate for Comic Relief.

A search for Scotland’s favourite song was won by RunRig with their anthem, Loch Lomond; Lulu presented the band with a commerative disc at a concert in London. Last year, the search for Scotland’s greatest contribution to the world saw Penicillin take the crown, beating Irn Bru, television and Lorne Sausage.

ScotsCare helps first and second generation Scots in London by providing; financial assistance, employment and training opportunities; a friendly face to visit; social networks and housing.

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