In January 1979, these Blantyre lads successfully pioneered the traditional Highland game of Shinty in Lanarkshire, but they had a problem with nowhere to play!
Teachers John McFarlane and David Aitken of Blantyre High were forced to issue a plea asking for help due to inadequate sporting facilities in Blantyre. Blantyre High School had started up TWO shinty teams in 1978 under the guidance of these 2 teachers and by 1979 had played more than 20 friendly and competitive games.
The Blantyre High Junior Shinty Team are pictured in January 1979. Do you recognise any of the team?
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