Westquarter team ‘played for each other’

Westquarter Violets football team pictured in 1974-75
Westquarter Violets football team pictured in 1974-75

A few old players from a popular Braes team got in touch after we printed this old picture in our August 8 edition.

Thomas Donnelly, Ian Gillespie and John Aitken called in to give us the whole line-up.

Back row l-r) is: John McBride, Jim Tempany, Sandy Aitken, Alex Kenny, Thomas Donnelly, James Arundel, George Reid (Free Colliers), David Lapsley, Alex Aitken, Samuel Sneddon, David Wilson. Front: Ian Gillespie, Marshall McLintock, Charles McLelland and brothers James and John Moore.

John Aitken played with Bo’ness at the time the picture was taken and joined the Violets a year later.

He said: “I played outside right and we won six out of the eight trophies we played for in one season.

“Most of the players were from the Westquarter area. We were a good team who all played for each other.”