Scottish Cricket: Caledonia’s Game?

Preston and me

Kaylan Geekie with former Scotland captain Preston Mommsen with the ICC World Cup trophy prior to the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand

Scottish Cricket: Caledonia’s Game? is an independent cricket website featuring Scottish news and interviews and covers the country’s domestic and regional game.

The site is designed and run by sports writer Kaylan Geekie, set up in partial fulfilment of a BA (Hons) Sports Journalism requirements at the University of the West of Scotland.

This website adheres to all journalism ethics and values as required for the Creative Practice Major Component which accompanies a Creative Research Project Contextualisation Minor Component on G Gregory Smith’s “Caledonian Antisyzygy” literary theory.

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Edinburgh Castle and Scott Monument, Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh // Kaylan Geekie Images

Kaylan has worked for Cricket Scotland on their website cricketscotland.com, the governing body for the game in Scotland, since 2014 and will be covering the team this summer when they play Sri Lanka, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

All content and images fall within the legal frameworks and in accordance with and/or for commercial purposes such as a personal website or non-commercial purposes such as a school project, under the Creative Commons Licence and have been adhered to, within, the lawful requirements.

Other images are the personal copyright of the author, and where they are not, the author has had prior agreement to use images from other parties and has credited the owner/s as requested.

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Cricket Scotland launching their new kit designed specifically for taking part in the 2016 ICC World T20 in India Preston Mommsen, Michael Leask, Ali Evans, Matthew Cross and Safyaan Sharif were joined by renowned bespoke kiltmaker Siobhan Mackenzie at Leith Shore, Edinburgh // Image by Donald MacLeod

All the work on this website is originally created specifically for the Creative Research Project: Major Component.

All work is referenced in accordance with journalism writing structures and the bibliography, online references, articles and reports for the Minor Contextualisation Component can be found under the References Menu on the Home page.

A podcast link to the audio element of this project can be found on Kaylan’s Soundcloud.

There is also a podcast link in the Features Menu where a written version of Fraser Watts “Caledonian Antisyzygy” interview presented in a long-form feature.

Other links include Kaylan’s  Twitter, LinkedIn and Gravatar accounts and are located throughout the website.

This project has been undertaken outwith the cricket season in Scotland and therefore does not feature any match reports.

For more work by Kaylan, follow the Social Media links on the website, where older work can be located.

Thank you and sincerely,

Kaylan Geekie


Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License.