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Influential Ancestors

Bill Whiteford and genealogist Professor Bruce Durie investigate the lives of a footballing hero, an anarchist and a famous soldier, all ancestors of listeners.

A footballing hero, an anarchist and a famous soldier. All ancestors of three Digging Up Your Roots listeners. Each played a role in changing the course of Scotland's history. In this episode, Bill Whiteford visits the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park to hear about the beginnings of the game here in 1870. Plus Professor Bruce Durie searches for a family link to one of Scotland's most celebrated soldiers, Ensign Ewart.

28 minutes