This blog is somewhere you can find out what is happening in the world of Scottish Roller Derby,upcoming bouts and fundraiser events.Plus bout reports for as many games as we can get to,articles,interviews,you get the idea…
Scottish Roller Derby(Sandy)
I am a Roller Derby fan and semi-professional Derby Widower as my other half is a skater,i have ran other blogs off and on for around ten years,mainly about music,film and odd things found on the interweb.
Aside from that i enjoy the odd cider,am something of a funfair fanatic and love MG’s.
Clare ‘Cilla Block’ Doogan
Hello! My name is Cilla Block, I run the blog Lovely Big Hits, a personal project and reflection of my derby career to date. Currently in my 3rd year of a degree in Digital Interaction Design but would gladly swap it to become a full time derby player in a second. My interests include sports, I like to keep fit, I am part of a small running club made of up of members from Dundee Roller Girls and we take part in races all over Scotland. I love design. I am a creative person with an overactive brain and have taken a keen interest in graphic design from creating bout posters and programmes. I have been skating for around 18 months and have been bouting for a year. Long may it continue.Dislikes include – the sin bin, bald wheels, dirty bearings, and the major penalty whistle.
Aoanla is a physicist/systems support guy for the UK bit of the LHC experiment at CERN in real life, and therefore already had some experience in looking at high-speed collisions before getting into roller derby. He writes bout reports for the bouts he turns up to on his own blog, but is now planning on writing articles and bugging people for interviews here, too.
Chasing Katy is a journalist by day and a newbie roller derby girl by night. After joining the Fair City Rollers a few months back, derby has well and truly taken over her life. On the rare occasions she’s not either working or skating, she likes reading, watching far too many TV box sets and drinking wine.
Hi derby fans, my name is Gadget (Go Go Gadget Skates) and I skate for Dundee Roller Girls. I’ve been into roller derby for just over a year, and been skating for about the same time but had 6 months out due to injury. I also run my own personal blog, Pass The Star as a way to document my progress on returning from injury to playing roller derby again and my general overall skating progress. I have just started my PhD at the University of Dundee. When I’m not skating I enjoy knitting and cross-stitch. My current set up is Riedell R3′s with Poisons and Fugi’s which is soon to be upgraded to Antik MG2′s.
I’ve been skating with Fierce Valley Roller Girls since May 2011. Although the league only celebrated their first birthday in October, we’ve already got a strong bouting team – Parma Violents – which I’m proud to be part of.
Like Cilla and Gadget, I also keep my own personal roller derby blog to hopefully encourage more people to become involved with the sport and, of course, to draw even more attention to our league.
I work as a software developer for Schuh at the head office in Livingston. When I’m not at my desk coding, I’ll be found in the warehouse drooling over the new Irregular Choice lines!
I’m Buffy Boiler, a referee with Granite City Roller Girls and the author of the blog For The Love Of Quad
I’ve been skating since November 2010 and made my bouting referee debut at GI Jam: GCRG vs DRG in July 2011. I was very lucky to be able to gain plenty of experience as an NSO at both GCRG and DRG bouts before this – as well as refereeing scrimmage games for both leagues. So to be able to referee for both of them in my first bout was a real privilege.
As one half of the team bringing you Ref’s Corner I’m looking forward to trying to open up the rules side of things for people.
I’m Mhairi, or Camelon Diaz, and I’ve been skating with Fierce Valley Roller Girls since August 2011. I got involved after finally bowing to peer pressure from a couple of friends, and I’m so glad I did. In real life, I’m a librarian, spending most of my days surrounded by piles of books, so it’s really quite liberating to lace up my skates and hit the track!
I’m part of the Youth Development committee of FVRG, trying to get our junior league, Fierce Valley Roller Cubs, up and running. I was keen to be involved with this as I have a Cubs-age niece and I’d love for her to get as much out of derby as I do. I blog on the progress of the Cubs here and will be contributing to SRD on the topic of junior derby.
There isn’t much I don’t like about derby but the things that especially appeal to me are the sense of community and the feeling of belonging, and of course all of the fantastic, supportive teammates we meet. If we can bring that to our junior league, I’ll be a happy skater!