Varsity Discovers Time Capsule Containing Sports Equipment


A treasure trove of items including sporting relics, a bottle of Bell’s whisky, and old newspapers from 1969 have been discovered in a time capsule at a university sports pavilion.

The capsule was discovered during £20 million redevelopment work at Stirling University’s Gannochy Sports Centre.

Among the items inside were old photos, cricket, tennis and squash balls; a 1969 exam paper and a copy of the Stirling Observer and Glasgow Herald.

During a special ceremony on Wednesday 18 June, 1969 – performed by William Farquharson; then chairman of the Gannochy Trust – a foundation stone was; laid and the time capsule was; sealed into the fabric of the building where it has remained until now.

Inscribed in the capsule are the words: ‘Placed by W.G. Farquharson M.C. C.A. Chairman of The Gannochy Trust. 18th June 1969’.

Professor Tom Cottrell, first principal of the University of Stirling; and Scottish judge Lord Wheatley; then chairman of the University Court, were also present at the ceremony.

On Wednesday, senior deputy principal professor Malcolm MacLeod opened the capsule at a ceremony at the university attended by Commonwealth Games star Duncan Scott, who is on the university’s swimming team.

Prof MacLeod said: ‘It is an honour to open this time capsule which was installed in the sports pavilion by senior university staff almost 50 years ago.

‘The contents are in remarkably good condition; and provide an intriguing snapshot of campus life in the early years of this university; and Scotland as a whole in the late 1960s.



‘In the same way that Professor Cottrell and Lord Wheatley would have then been eagerly anticipating the years that lay ahead, today I am excited by what the future holds for this University, with the redevelopment of our sports facilities – and the £21 million Campus Central project – among the biggest infrastructure investments since our foundation.’

Also inside the capsule was a shuttlecock, plans and elevations of the building, a copy of the university’s 1970-71 prospectus plus coins and notes.

Mr Scott, who was; last year named Scottish sportsperson of the year, said: ‘It’s amazing to see the items; contained within the time capsule, to look back at the creation of the Gannochy Sports Pavilion; and think about the opportunities it has offered Stirling athletes, students; staff and the wider community over the past 50 years.’

The university will add to the time capsule before sealing it within the new building, due to be; completed next summer.

The Gannochy Trust, set up by Arthur Bell of Bell’s Whisky; donated £100,000 to the creation of the sports pavilion; built in June 1969 – two years after the university was founded.

Cathy Gallagher, director of sport at Stirling, added: ‘(The) contents provide a fascinating insight into the early years of the university and the creation of the Gannochy Sports Pavilion.

‘The £20 million redevelopment of the sports facilities is another significant milestone for the university.

‘We will work with colleagues from across the university; including our archivist, to preserve the existing items in the time capsule; – and add to the collection – before sealing it within the structure of the new building.’

Former university facilities manager; campbell chesterman, who informed contractors about the capsule’s existence; was also in attendance, alongside the University’s director of estates, Colin McNally; university archivist, Karl Magee; and Stirling Student’s Union sports president, Caitlin Ormiston.


  1. Perfect update of captchas solution package “XEvil 5.0”:

    Captcha breaking of Google (ReCaptcha-2 and ReCaptcha-3), Facebook, BitFinex, Bing, Hotmail, SolveMedia, Yandex,
    and more than 12000 another categories of captchas,
    with highest precision (80..100%) and highest speed (100 img per second).
    You can use XEvil 5.0 with any most popular SEO/SMM software: iMacros, XRumer, SERP Parser, GSA SER, RankerX, ZennoPoster, Scrapebox, Senuke, FaucetCollector and more than 100 of other programms.

    Interested? There are a lot of impessive videos about XEvil in YouTube.

    Free XEvil Demo available.

    See you later!

  2. The cleaning firm performs cleaning of areas of different sizes and also arrangements.

    We give specialist the maids house cleaning for private clients. Making use of European tools and certified tools, we accomplish optimal results and give cleansing in a short time.

    The business’s experts supply cleansing with the aid of modern technologies, have special equipment, and also have actually licensed detergents in their collection. In addition to the above advantages, white wines supply: desirable rates; cleaning quickly; high quality outcomes; greater than 100 positive testimonials. Cleaning offices will certainly help maintain your office in order for the most effective work. Any type of company is extremely important ambience in the team. Cleaning up solutions that can be purchased inexpensively now can assist to prepare it and also give a comfortable space for labor.

    If essential, we leave cleansing the kitchen 2-3 hours after positioning the order. You get cleaning asap.

    We provide price cuts for those who use the solution for the first time, as well as desirable regards to participation for regular consumers.

    We offer high-grade cleansing for large enterprises and tiny companies of various instructions, with a discount rate of as much as 25%.

    Our pleasant team supplies you to obtain accustomed with positive regards to cooperation for business clients. We properly approach our tasks, clean utilizing professional cleaning items as well as specific equipment. Our employees are trained, have clinical books as well as recognize with the nuances of removing facility and also hard-to-remove dirt from surface areas.

  3. Скажем, вы владелец нового интернет-проекта, который имеет приятный дизайн, удобную навигацию и полезную для покупателей информацию. Но на интернет-сайт ни кто не заходит. Что делать? Если вы владеете собственным делом мы поможем вам создать Пейдж. Науке давно известно, ни одно реальное либо виртуальное предприятие не может продвигаться независимо. Любой компании необходима поддержка в приобретении популярности, а во Всемирной сети без нее безусловно не быть из-за бешеной конкурентной борьбы.Мы занимаемся разработкой веб портала . Наши сотрудники готовы запустить полновесный интернет сайт в течение семи суток. Помимо оказания готовых вебсайтов, мы предоставляем служба технической службы: уместное продление хостинга и нового домена, добавление наполнения на сайт, публикация новостей. Наши услуги несомненно помогут вам стать фаворитом на горизонтах интернета.

    продвижение сайтов com

  4. Hi,

    I am contacting you today because i have site for advertising.

    Please check the website where you place link or article post. are evryday updated & have good Domain Autority (DA=62) & Good Domain Rating (DR=72).

    The Following advertising Options are available:

    Text Link Space
    Article post (Max of 3 links per article)
    Advertising Banner Space (460×60 or 250×250)
    Best ” Online casino Slots ” Review


  5. Это очень плотный камень, который не пропускает влагу, устойчив к деформациям,
    колебаниям температуры воздуха, ультрафиолетовому излучению и отлично
    подходит для использования на открытом воздухе. Срок службы гранитных
    изделий составляет 500-600 лет, что в разы превосходит все другие породы камня.
    Изготовление памятников

  6. В этот Роллс Ройс мы установили мультимедийную систему: Которая позволяет делить на два разных приложения. Абсолютно любые приложения вы можете самостоятельно скачать с PlayMarket, поставить их на рабочий стол и пользоваться ими с удовольствием.
    При включении задней передачи всегда будет в приоритете оригинальная система парковки. Весь оригинальный функционал сохраняется, все штатное без изменений. В любой момент можете перейти в штатную систему, что-то там изменить или настроить и опять провалиться в мир современного мультимедиа, потому что там гораздо интереснее… Весь родной функционал сохраняется, все оригинальное без изменений. Так же установили видеорегистратор на его родное место


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here