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Australian rules football in Scotland

Summary
Australian rules football in Scotland describes the sport of Australian rules football being played and watched in the country of Scotland. It is a minor, relatively unknown sport, currently played at amateur level by five clubs spread across the regions of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife and West Lothian. The Haggis Cup, a major invitational tournament hosted in Scotland, has been run annually since 2004. The sport has a long history in Scotland but with extended periods of inactivity. Scottish involvement had a big influence on the sport's development in its earliest days, coordinating the very first competition and trophy, the Caledonian Challenge Cup in 1861, establishing Australian rules football in Queensland in 1866 and one of the game's earliest and most successful clubs, the Essendon Football Club in 1872. The game was first established in Edinburgh in 1888 by students from Edinburgh University. Edinburgh has hosted the EU Cup, including the 2012 tournament and most recently in 2
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