Scottish Masters LX Hockey Club

Home page of the Scottish Masters LX Hockey Club, for Scottish hockey players over the age of 60 (formerly Scottish Veterans LX Hockey Club). The Club manages the National mens hockey teams for Over 60s (Grand Masters), Over 65s (Great Grand Masters) and Over 70s (Senior Grand Masters). It fields teams under the Scottish Thistles banner at home and abroad.

Thistles Second in Cockermouth

Scottish Thistles travelled to Cockermouth on 18-19 May for the Lakes Tournament ahead of the Four Nations Tournament Trophy the following weekend and finished in a creditable second place after beating both England LX sides and a narrow defeat to Reivers. They had lost both friendly matches against England LX White and Red the previous day but the practice obviously did them good!


Four Nations in Aberdeen

Scotland host the annual Four Nations Tournament in Aberdeen and, for the first time, there will be a Tournament Trophy involving sides from all four countries. In another first, Ireland will make up the full set of teams in the International Over 70 competition.

tournament information     match schedule

2019 events

Colin Tucker thwarted by England Over 70 keeper Durham 2018 photograph by Will

Colin Tucker thwarted by England Over 70 keeper in Durham
Photograph ©2018 Will Palmer


New members (and partners) will be made very welcome and there is room for all standards of players. If you want to continue playing hockey into your sixties and beyond, and to have the chance of playing for your country, check out membership information or complete the online application.

Peter Robertson scores the opener from the spot against Ireland in 2017 GGM Celtic Cup

Peter Robertson scores the opener from the spot against Ireland in 2017 GGM Celtic Cup

Survivors of the first Scotland-Wales International

Survivors of the first ever Scotland-Wales International

Twelve players who played in the first ever Over 60 international between Scotland and Wales in Aberdeen in 2008 were reunited in battle in the 2017 Senior Grand Masters Celtic Cup in Cork, Ireland.

2019 Events

2019 European Cup Logo

The 2019 international season began with an Over 70 international against England at Durham on Tuesday 5 March at 15:00.

Wales will host the 2019 Celtic Cup in Swansea from 26 to 28 April and Aberdeen is the venue for the 2019 Four NationsTournament (formerly Home Internationals) on 24-26 May.

The main tournament of 2019 will be the Grand Masters European Hockey Cup at KHC Dragons, Brasschaat, Belgium from 19-29 June. 79 teams have registered to take part tournament website

The first Scottish Thistles event of the year was the annual Jacques Lévy Superveterans Tournament in Lille (15-17 March), in which Thistles Whites narrowly missed out on the trophy. Thistles will again play the Tilburg Superveterans Tournament on 26-28 April and will field a team in each of the two age groups. Thistles will be back for the 2019 Dragons Tournament in Swansea on 4-5 August.

2019 Calendar

2018 Events

FIH Grand Masters World Hockey Cup Barcelona 2018

2018 saw Scottish Thistles win Silver in the 2018 World Grand Masters Tournament Trophy, our best ever result at Grand Masters level. summary of 2018

New Treasurer Email Address

With John Smith and Jim Chisholm sharing the duties of Treasurer, the Club has set up a new email address to which both have access. Please use this address for any communications about financial matters so that the correct person can deal with your email.

AGM 2019

At the AGM held on Sunday 31 March at The High School of Glasgow, Kieran McLernan, John Hay and John Smith were re-elected as President, Secretary and Treasurer. John Candlin and Jim Chisholm were elected to the Executive Management Committee as Ordinary Members.

International Squad Selection

Scotland Over 60, Over 65 and Over 70 squads for the three major 2019 tournaments have been selected. squad lists

Cockermouth 18/19 May 2019

Scottish Thistles will send a mixed age team to the England LX tournament at Cockermouth on the weekend of 18/19 May. The opposition will be England LX 60/65s (probably from their Euro squads), and the Reivers (masters team from Cumbria, Northumbria and Durham who, at this stage are in the quarter finals of the England Over 60's cup).

International Coaches and Managers

Adam McInnes and George Guy are the new coach and manager of the Scotland Over 60 squad and Ian Wilson will be player-coach for the Over 65 squad, who will be managed by Donny Watson. They have been joined by Sandy Keith and Rona Beattie as coach and manager for the Over 70 squad. more details


Bernie Morrison about to score v France in GM Celtic Cup 2017

Bernie Morrison about to score v France in GM Celtic Cup 2017