Rangers roadshow rolls into town

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A roadshow about the birth of Glasgow Rangers football club will roll into Campbeltown.

The Founders Trail Roadshow is presented by Iain McColl and Gordon Bell, who were approached by Campbeltown Loyal Rangers Supporters Club (CLRSC) to bring it to the town.

They will talk about how the club was formed back in 1872, the story of founders, Moses McNeil, Peter McNeil, Peter Campbell and William McBeath, from the shores of the Gareloch to their arrival in Glasgow, their journey to the front door of Ibrox Stadium and beyond.

The slideshow presentation will last for around 90 minutes, with a 20-minute break half way through, and a question-and-answer session at the end.

A CLRSC spokesperson said: ‘Come and join us on a journey of discovery back to 1872 when the Rangers were just the dream of a group of young kids who gathered on Flesher’s Haugh.

‘Indeed, the team’s first game in May 1872, against Callander, resulted in a 0-0 draw. Rangers only played two matches in their birth year and their second match, with the team donned in light blue shirts, was a comprehensive 11-0 win over a team named Clyde (not the present Clyde).’

Andrew Smith and Son, agricultural suppliers and engineers, is sponsoring the roadshow, with the Argyll Bowling Club providing the venue for the event on Saturday December 2.

Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are £5 each and are available from the Fiddlers Bar on Mondays and Fridays from 11am to 6pm and from any of the Campbeltown Loyal Rangers Supporters Club committee members.

There will be a disco after the roadshow by DJ Kerry Hastie.