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Photographer Colin McPherson finds beauty in Scottish football

On the international stage, Scottish football is in the doldrums. The men's national team have missed out on qualifying for the 2016 European Championships, meaning the nation has not qualified for a major tournament since 1998.

But the game remains part of the social fabric of Scotland, and most cities, towns and villages have teams that compete at a variety of levels.

Photographer Colin McPherson has spent many years visiting clubs across Scotland, using his camera to explore behind the scenes and capture the essence of the game. Now he has an show, called "When Saturday Comes", as part of the "Document Scotland: The Ties That Bind" Exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

Colin took BBC News along to non-league Edinburgh City, to explain why he finds Scottish football so beautiful.

Video Journalist: Dan Curtis

  • 16 Oct 2015
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