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Track and Field



Here is the real national sport of Scotland. From 1910-50 , Hampden Park in Glasgow, holding 149,000, was the largest  football stadium in the world. The structure of the worlds favorite game, as it is played now, was shaped to a considerable degree in Scotland. The first clear pictorial representations of soccer is a print from Edinburgh, taken in 1672. In the 1870's, during soccer's formal beginnings, the Scottish Football Association's cup attracted more teams than the English Football Association. The first 14 years of play was dominated by the Queen's Park team of Glasgow. The "father of the league" was William McGregor, who suggested that the league be formed. The idea was accepted for the 1888-89 season. The modern passing game also developed in Scotland.