In truth Colin McNab's association with Loudoun is the slimmest of all those on the Trail. And, as it happens he is also the one, of whom there is no readily accessible photograph. Yet as a right-half he made well over three hundred appearances in the Scottish top-flight over a twelve year career from 1924 and in 1930 and 1931 won half a dozen caps against opposition that included England, twice, Italy and Austria.
He was born in 1902 on East Main St., Darvel. His father, Colin Snr., was a postman, born in Perthshire, whose father had moved to Ayr as a foreman of a chemical works. And Colin Snr. would soon be on the move once more, the family moving when Jnr. was still a wean to Portobello by Edinburgh. And it was there at junior Musselburgh that his football career at right-half began before, aged twenty-two, being signed by Dundee. And there he stayed for a decade until aged thirty-two he dropped down the divisions to Arbroath, only to settle there. He ran a tobacconists, was on the club's management committee for many years and finally ran a grocers/off licence. Meantime, whilst still in Dundee he, registered as a professional footballer, his father as a retired tram-car conductor, had married Helen Grubb. They were to have four children, two boys and two girls. But then the trail rather peters out until his death in 1970 in Dundee Royal Infirmary, recored as living still in Arbroath and a publican. Where he is buried in unknown as yet.
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