From There… To Here

The social history of Wester Hailes

Pat McHat

The Sentinel nearly always included news items and reports about sport.  Local football teams were given plenty of coverage but other sports were also reported on, especially where there was a local connection or win.  A regular feature on the back page in the 1990s was the mysteriously named columnist Pat the McHat, providing opinion, commentary and often a humorous take on what was happening in the world of sport.  Here’s a selection of Mr McHat’s columns from across the 1990s.  As you will see, the back page often also featured an article about  a local club. 

November 1995: an assessment of Hibs progress.  Westside Rangers football team is also featured.

March 1997: Issues around the Scottish Cup draw for Celtic and Rangers. The page also takes a look at Calders Boys Club.

July 1998: a consideration of footballers’ hairstyles.  The local team featured is Clovenstone Boys club.

March 2000: Can Hibs win the Scottish Cup? Meadow Star are also featured.


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