The Loudoun Trail
(Darvel, Newmilns and Galston)



Football in Sweden and Spain, specifically Gothenburg and Barcelona, will be forever interwoven by lace with two small Ayrshire towns, Darvel and still more so Newmilns. And the mining-town of Galston too has left its legacy on the game particularly in the USA, all three making contributions to both the Scottish, Scots and British games that are remarkable given their populations, then and now.  


Darvel: Town Club Ground
Newmilns: Town Club Ground
Galston: Town Club Ground

Girvan and Blacks
Willie (and David) Gold 
John Hamilton

John Lawson

The Players (By Birth)(By Birthplace)(By Residence)

The Turners(D)
Hughie Wilson(N)
Davie Calderhead(G)
John Lawson(N)
The Shields(N) 

John Hamilton(D)
John McCartney(D)(N)
Nichol Smith(D)
David L. Gould(G)(N)
Alex Smith (D)
Willie Gold(N)
Jimmy Howie(G)
Geordie Girvan(N)
Bob Findlay(G) 

Alex Steel(N)
Alex Graham(G)

Andy Cunningham(G)
Jimmy Montgomerie(G)(D)(N)
Peter Purden(G)
Bob Gregg(D)(G)

Colin McNab(D)
Hugh Morton(N)(D)
Tommy Fraser(G)

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