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Banner, medals and badge relating to the 1986 Commonwealth Games at Edinburgh

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-2009

Content Description

This collection includes objects relating to the Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh in 1986, that belonged to Colin Cruickshank.
  1. One banner celebrating the University's Quatercentenary in 1983 that had been hanged on the wall of the Sports Hall during the 1986 Commonwealth Games. The Sports Hall had been turned into the Air Weapons Range for the occasion.
  2. Two Commonwealth Games commemorative medals, Scotland, 1986.
  3. A venue controller badge that had belong to Colin Cruickshank, Venue Controller of the Shooting HQ that was accommodated in the then Department of Physical Education at Pleasance.

Dates

  • 1983-1986

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

1 linear metre ; Banner: approx. 250 x 200 cm

Custodial History

Colin Cruickshank worked in the Department of Physical Education at the University of Edinburgh. In 1986, during the Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh, he was the Venue Controller of the shooting HQ that was accommodated in his department. The Sports Hall was turned into the Air Weapons Range and Cruickshank asked the Works Department for one of the cloth banners which had been made for the University's Quatercentenary three years prior. After the Games ended, the banner was kept in his office until he retired.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Colin Cruickshank and his wife May Cruickshank in November 2020. Accession no. SC-Acc-2020-0092.

Processing Information

Catalogued in June 2021 by Aline Brodin.
Title
Banner, medals and badge relating to the 1986 Commonwealth Games at Edinburgh, 1983-1986
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44(0)131 650 8379