Archive record of athletics in Scotland
25th April 2012
The Scottish Athletics Archive is a project by the Scottish Association of Track Statisticians (SATS) to document the history of Scottish Athletics.
As time progresses and older performances disappear from the all-time lists, past names get consigned to history.
The achievements of athletes from the past, top athletes of their time, gradually disappears from sight. This archive is an attempt to document the careers of these athletes, internationalists, club athletes, and even top schools athletes.
The first Scottish Athletics Annual that was produced with Scottish ranking lists was a work carried out by Simon Pearson in 1960, covering the senior ranking lists for 1959.
The Annuals progressed over time and, with the emigration of Simon to Canada, the SATS were formed on 14 January 1968. The Annuals continued until 1983 before being resurrected in 1993 and running until 2009. On 1 January 2010, the place of the annuals was taken by the SATS website.
Our Archive Project starts in 1959, the year of the first published ranking lists and Part 1 concludes in 1985.
Part 2 will bring the information up to date and it is intended thereafter to maintain the information on an annual basis. Part 3 of the Project will be the research of years earlier than 1959.
The information included within the Archive documents the record of every athlete who has featured in the Scottish senior ranking lists.
You will find the complete record of all athletes who appeared in the rankings, documenting their annual performance and their position in the rankings. In addition, we show the championship record of each athlete, detailing their main competitive performances. 4,000+ athletes and 20,000+ performances are included.
As separate additional information, we show the top 10 rankings for each year for each event; the Scottish Championship winners; the District Championship winners; the Scottish Junior Championship winners; and the Schools Championship winners.
The information in the Archive will never be fully complete.
If you find the information of interest and are able to add any information, no matter how minor, about any athlete – whether it is a missing first name, middle initial, date of birth, or sadly, date of death, or additional biographical information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org – any information or corrections will be gratefully received.
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