Shottstown Welfare remembered by Midlothian Advertiser reader Alex

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Midlothian Advertiser reader Alex Garvie fondly remembered his old Shottstown Miners Welfare team mates after spotting this vintage photo in our ‘Remember When’ column.

Alex (69), of Cuiken Avenue in Penicuik, played centre forward for the football club.

Pictured with the Paisley Cup during the 1962/63 season are: Back row - T Dickson, W Bernard, J Kirkwood, C McClay, W Scougal and J Harrower. Front row: A Corrigan, A Purdie, Alex Garvie, C Somers and Henry Easton. Alex remembers that the picture was taken at Penicuik’s public park, and that the team he was a part of were not only talented footballers but a “great bunch of lads”.