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Heartfelt tributes pour in for the whistling man in black

The worlds of religion and football have come together to pay tribute to Rev Frank Campbell of Ancrum, who died last Wednesday, November 22, following a short fight with cancer.

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Thoms Clark, Selkirk FC's poet in residence.

Selkirk FC’s poet in residence pens first novel about the struggle of the average player

Selkirk FC may be riding high at the top end of the Lowland League this season, but the Yarrow Park men have their sights set on another table altogether – the bestsellers list.

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Selkirk and Gretna 2008 (in black) are due to meet again in Lowland League action at Yarrow Park on November 18 (picture by Grant Kinghorn).

Game in Fife is an occasion for younger players to savour

Selkirk manager Ian Fergus is telling his younger squad members, who could figure in tomorrow’s (Saturday) trip to Fife, to enjoy playing and enjoy the occasion.

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Liam Lavery (in orange, for United) attemptsi to pass Waverley's Jodie Easdon (picture by Bill McBurnie).

Waverley sink United with early goals in all-Hawick final

Hawick Waverley 3, Hawick United 1

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Keeper Lewis Muir was in excellent form on Saturday for Gala Fairydean Rovers, saving a penalty from Dalbeattie Star along the way (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Muir the merrier as Gala FR notch two in a row

Dalbeattie Star 0, Gala Fairydean Rovers 2

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David McCaughey, in blue, makes a challenge for Hawick Royal Albert (picture by Bill McBurnie).

Concern deepens for Hawick RA’s welfare

There were new faces in the way of trialists in their line-up , reports John Slorance.

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Gala Fairydean Rovers' walking football team.

Gala FR hope to break Hearts on final day

There were mixed fortunes recently for Gala Fairydean Rovers Walking Footballers at the Scottish League tournament in Ravenscraig.

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Sean Stewart of ValMan of the match, Sean Stewart of Vale of Leithen, left, with club chairman Stuart Robertson (picture by Kenny Paterson).

Vale wrap up the points with fine first-half show

A fine first-half showing by Vale of Leithen blew away Civil Service Strollers at a breezy Victoria Park on Saturday.

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Ian Fergus.

Selkirk turn to teens to bolster squad

Afer a blank Saturday, following their brave effort in the Scottish Cup at Banks O’ Dee, Selkirk are back in action tomorrow with a home game in the Lowland League against East Kilbride.

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Scott Booth, now head coach of Glasgow City, believes change should be resisted at all levels of the Scotland set-up

Scott Booth: Scotland must stick with manager and the plan

Genetically modifying Scottish footballers isn’t what Scott Booth believes is required to alter the qualifying fortunes of the country. Change should be resisted on all levels in the Scotland set-up is the firm belief of the 22-times capped former SFA youth coach.

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Chris Martin scored the only goal of the game. Picture Michael Gillen.

Scotland 1 Slovakia 0: Martin makes it three in a row for Strachan’s side

Scotland’s World Cup hopes hung by a thread, but now they might just weave their way to Russia after all.

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Selkirk, in blue, vaulted clear of Gretna 2008 in the second half of their Scottish Cup encounter at Yarrow Park, winning 4-0 (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Our cup tie win was for the club, says Fergus

As well as the result in last weekend’s William Hill Scottish Cup first-round tie against Gretna 2008, Selkirk coach Ian Fergus said it was good for the Yarrow Park club to reap the financial rewards of getting to the next round.

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The Gala Fairydean Rovers walking footballers.

Gala reduce gap at top of table

Round four of the Scottish Walking Football League took place last week at Ravenscraig Sports Centre.

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Rhys Craigie of Gala FR heads the ball away, with David Bonner in support (picture by Alwyn Johnston).

Gala FR unable to recover from Keith’s first-half double

Gala Fairydean Rovers 0, Keith 2

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Lewis Swaney, left, in action here in a previous game, was on target for Gala FR against Whitehill (picture by Ian Georgeson)

Whitehill show no concern for Gala FR’s welfare in Lowland League clash

Gala Fairydean Rovers........2

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Vale of Leithen, in blue, defeated Cumbernauld Colts at Broadwood last season (picture by Craig Halkett)

Victory replenishes Vale’s confidence

A much-needed Lowland League win last weekend has propelled Vale of Leithen a short distance away from the drop zone and allowed them a little more confidence with which to approach a tough assignment this Saturday.

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Craig Tully, the new manager of Hawick Royal Albert.

Tully in hurry to boost Royalists

HAwick Royal Albert’s latest manager, Craig Tully, was introduced to his new charges afer watching form the stand last Saturday, as they went down to a seventh consecutive league defeat.

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Gary Nicholson, left, in action for Selkirk during their recent 10-0 destruction of Hawick Royal Albert (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Double helping of derby action in Lowland League

Selkirk are firmly in the spotlight of a dual derby day feast tomorrow (Saturday).

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Gala Fairdyean Rovers put up a strong performance against Lowland League champions East Kilbride (picture by Graeme McIver)

Valiant Gala FR sunk by Kilby comeback

Gala Fairydean Rovers 1, East Kilbride 2

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