Football Memories League serves the Alzheimer Scotland Football Memories project and aims to provide football images for reminiscence activity. Football Memories started initially as a one year pilot project in 2009. It was established by the Scottish Football Museum and by members of the Scottish Football Heritage Network, in particular members representing Falkirk FC, Aberdeen FC and the Hibernian Historical Trust. The project also involved Alzheimer Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University. Such was its success that Alzheimer Scotland took over the running of the reminiscence project with the Scottish Football Museum providing support as a senior partner.
Scotland’s Football Archive represents thousands of images from the history of the game in Scotland. These images can act as memory triggers for people with dementia and can assist with short term memory recall. The website enables groups throughout Scotland to access the digital collections of the Scottish Football Museum in order to facilitate reminiscence activity.
Football Memories is based at Hampden Park, Scotland’s national stadium, and is managed by Michael White. Michael as Falkirk FC historian first suggested the idea in 2008 and has been involved in the evolution of the project since its inception in 2009. The Scottish Football Museum is also based at Hampden Park and manages a collection of national and international importance.