As a former player myself (goalkeeper for school and university seconds) I've got more than a passing interest in hockey, so it was a great pleasure this week to receive a new history of Dundee Wanderers, one of Scotland's most successful clubs, who are celebrating their 80th anniversary. Written by Richard Miller - who is also a prolific cricket writer - it is a lively jaunt through eighty years of action, anecdotes, including European campaigns and club tours, with numerous illustrations old and new. There is an excellent and informative section on the club's select band of male and female internationalists.
Published in paperback and running to 120 pages, it has been distributed free to club members but is also available to anyone else for £10 plus postage. Full details are on the club website.
As far as I know, Wanderers are just the fourth Scottish club to produce a history, the others being Dunfermline Carnegie, ICI Grangemouth and Edinburgh Northern/Grange. All of them were printed in small numbers and are hard to find.
The bibliography of Scottish hockey can be found here: http://www.scottishsporthistory.com/hockey-books.html