Bards, Bans and Ballers: the Tall Tales of Women’s Football in Scotland

Friday 26 April, 2024

2024 marks the anniversary of the lifting of the controversial ‘ban’ on women’s football in Scotland. Three football enthusiasts – poet Julie McNeill and sport historians Prof Fiona Skillen and Dr Karen Fraser – have teamed up to mark this important milestone bringing together the forgotten history, legacy and voices of Scottish Women’s Football. Footballing stories, legacies, rituals and memories are captured uniquely in poetry and prose celebrating the breadth of voices which make up the rich tapestry of Scottish Women’s Football. Untold tales are brought to life, hidden histories are uncovered and everyday stories of women defying the odds are captured and celebrated in this entertaining and enlightening session.
Part of our The Beautiful Game series, in which we invite authors to reflect on their experiences as players, managers and fans of the nation’s favourite sport.

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Paisley Town Hall
Abbey Close, Paisley, PA1 1JF
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Fri 26 Apr 13:15

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