Wester Hailes had a regular community newspaper for many years called the Sentinel. When it finally closed its doors, it remained well remembered and was the inspiration behind the idea to set up the Digital Sentinel.
Sport was a regular feature on the back pages with reports about local teams, matches, tournaments etc. The mysterious Pat McHat also provided a column full of opinion and commentary on the world of sport. This column is taken from July 2002 during the World Cup. It’s probably not that seasonal for this time of year but should be funnier than most cracker jokes!