George Stevenson was a Motherwell legend both as player and manager. As an inside-forward, indeed "The Prince of Inside Forwards" between 1923 and the Second World War he took the field for The Steelman over five hundred times, scoring at a goal every three games, winning the league in 1932 and twelve Scotland caps to boot. He then helped to keep the club going during the War-years and on football's resumption in 1946 he would manage it for just shy of a decade, reaching the Scottish Cup final in 1951 and taking the trophy in 1952. Over thirty years he was a one-club man but one born in 1905 not in Lanark but Ayrshire, in Kilbirnie, his father being a Dublin-born flax-dresser, his mother born in Paisley.
So what, you may ask, is the Highland connection? The answer is that he would die there in 1990 at the age of eighty-four. Officially place of death was Dingwall, Inbhir Pheofharain in Gaelic, but actually it was the Ravenscroft Guest House in the Victoriian spa-village of Strathpeffer five miles up the strath.
Nitshill Terrace, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire
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