East Stirlingshire F.C.
East Stirlingshire Football Club is a Scottish association football club based in the town of Falkirk. The club was founded in 1881 and competes in the Lowland Football League, the clubs origins can be traced to 1880 when a local cricket club formed a football team under the name Britannia, based in the village of Bainsford. The club was elected to the Scottish Football League in 1900–01 and has competed in the system for most of its existence. East Stirlingshire has won the tier of Scottish football once and finished runners-up once. The clubs highest league ranking came during the two seasons it competed in the top flight in 1932–33 and 1963–64. In 2016, East Stirlingshire became the first club ever to be relegated out of the league system. East Stirlingshire first entered in the Scottish Cup in 1882, its best result reaching the quarter-finals on three occasions, the last in 1981. The clubs best result in a cup competition was in the 2000–01 season when it reached the semi-finals of the Scottish Challenge Cup. In 2008, the club left Firs Park and moved to Ochilview Park to ground-share with local rivals Stenhousemuir, the clubs nickname is The Shire, which refers to the Stirlingshire part of the club name. In December 1883, the Stirlingshire Football Association was founded, with open to clubs exclusively from the county of Stirlingshire. It resulted in the establishment of a new tournament called the Stirlingshire Cup. East Stirlingshire dominated the tournament in its years, winning it for a record four years in a row between 1885 and 1889, including an emphatic 9–0 victory against Falkirk in the 1888 final. Two goals came from Lawrence McLachlan who was an influential goalscorer in the early successes. The latter years of the 19th century was East Stirlingshires most successful era in the Scottish Cup, in the 1888–89 and 1890–91 tournaments, the club reached the quarter-finals in what was to be the last time for 91 years, losing to Celtic and Hearts respectively. It was during this period that four East Stirlingshire players earned caps for their countries. The first was the Wales national team captain, Humphrey Jones, Three other players, David Alexander, Archibald Ritchie, and James McKie made appearances for the Scotland national team from 1891 to 1898. In March 1905, a proposal was raised for the club to merge with neighbours Falkirk with an aim to creating a bigger and more financially stable club, however, East Stirlingshires vote was not in favour and the club rejected the proposal. The club remained in Division Two until 1914–15 when it, at the end of World War I, the club was re-elected to the old Division Two which was re-established in the 1921–22 season
Beith is a small town situated in the Garnock Valley, North Ayrshire, Scotland approximately 20 miles south-west of Glasgow. The town is situated on the crest of a hill and was originally as the Hill o Beith after its Court Hill. Beiths name is thought to emanate from Ogham, which is referred to as the Celtic Tree Alphabet. Beithe in Old Irish means Birch-tree, there is reason to believe that the whole of the district was covered with woods. The town of Beith itself was known as Hill of Beith as this was the name of the feudal barony and was itself derived from the Court Hill near Hill of Beith Castle. Alternatively, Beith may be derived from Cumbric *baɣeδ, boar, the local pronunciation of the name would favour this theory. Beith is said to have been the residence of Saint Inan. Although he is said to have been a hermit, according to tradition Saint Inan often visited Beith, frequenting Cuff Hill with its Rocking Stone and various other prehistoric monuments. A cleft in the west-front of Lochlands Hill is still known as St. Inans Chair, an unsuccessful search for the saints writings which were said to be preserved in the library of Bonci, Archbishop of Pisa, was made by Colonel Mure of Caldwell in the 19th-century. Saint Inan is said to have preached to the people from the chair on the hill. There was not a population in the area at that time and the people were located not in Beith. The first settlements were in the wooded areas around the dams where people were safe from attack and could get food from the land. The Saints of old went where the people were, and they tended to go where there had been worship of heathen Gods. It has been suggested that High Bogside Farm, which used to be called Bellsgrove, was really Baalsgrove, there is an annual civic fete held in the town bearing Saint Inans name. The sixteenth century poet Alexander Montgomerie was probably born in Hazelhead Castle, Montgomerie is regarded as one of the finest of Middle Scots poets, and perhaps the greatest Scottish exponent of the sonnet form. Beith has a connection to smuggling and built a reputation during the 18th century as being a town which harboured those whose intentions were not always lawful. This caused great inconvenience to the citizens on whom the soldiers were billeted. The town was policed in this fashion for some time thereafter, a possible relic of the smuggling days of Beith is the ley tunnel that is said to run from Eglinton Street to Kilbirnie Loch
Clackmannan, is a small town and civil parish set in the Central Lowlands of Scotland. Situated within the Forth Valley, Clackmannan is 1.8 miles south-east of Alloa and 3.2 miles south of Tillicoultry, the town is within the county of Clackmannanshire, of which it was formerly the county town, until Alloa overtook it in size and importance. According to a 2009 estimate the population of the settlement of Clackmannan is 3,348 residents, the name of the town refers to the Stone of Mannan, a pre-Christian monument that can be seen in the town square beside the Tollbooth Tower, which dates from 1592. During the twelfth century, the formed part of the lands controlled by the abbots of Cambuskenneth. Later it became associated with the Bruce family, who, during the fourteenth century and it still stands above the town according to Historic Scotland, but entry is forbidden. A crater on asteroid 253 Mathilde is named after Clackmannan, because Mathilde is a dark, carbonaceous body, its craters have been named after famous coalfields from across the world. The Clackmannan Group is the given to a suite of rocks of late Dinantian and Namurian age laid down during the Carboniferous period in the Midland Valley of Scotland. List of places in Clackmannanshire Clackmannan Clackmannan F. C
Dumbarton is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, on the north bank of the River Clyde where the River Leven flows into the Clyde estuary. In 2006, it had an population of 19,990. Dumbarton was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Alclud, Dumbarton Castle, on top of Dumbarton Rock, dominates the area. Dumbarton was a Royal burgh between 1222 and 1975, Dumbarton emerged from the 19th century as a centre for shipbuilding, glassmaking, and whisky production. However these industries have declined, and Dumbarton today is increasingly a commuter town for Glasgow 13 miles east-southeast of it. Dumbarton F. C. is the football club. Dumbarton is home to BBC Scotlands drama studios, Dumbarton history goes back at least as far as the Iron Age and probably much earlier. It was the site of a strategically important Roman settlement known as Alcluith of a province named Valentia, the next record of a settlement in Dumbarton is a record in Irish chronicles of the death of Guret, rex Alo Cluathe, in AD658. The loss of the British power base led to the emergence of the new kingdom of Strathclyde, or Cumbria, the title king of the Britons of Srath Clúade was first used in 872. Dumbarton was later the county town of the county of Dunbartonshire, in September 1605 Chancellor Dunfermline reported to King James VI that inundations of the sea were likely to destroy and take away the whole town. It was estimated that the defences would cost 30,000 pounds Scots. During World War II Dumbarton was heavily bombed by the German air force, the Germans were targeting the shipyards, and the area in the vicinity of the yards was consequently hit, with Clyde and Leven Street being severely damaged. The ploy was sometimes successful in diverting the bombers and many bombs fell harmlessly onto the moors, Dumbarton Castle sits on Dumbarton Rock, at the east bank mouth of the River Leven, where it flows into the Clyde estuary. The Castle has a history and many well-known figures from Scottish and British history have visited it. The castle was a royal fortress long before Dumbarton became a Royal Burgh, its ownership went from Scottish to English, the castle was an important place during the Wars of Independence and was used to imprison William Wallace for a short time after his capture by the English. It was from here that Mary, Queen of Scots, was conveyed to France for safety as a child, Mary was trying to reach Dumbarton Castle when she suffered her final defeat at Langside. In later times, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II visited the castle, today, Dumbarton Rock is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, it has legal protection in order to maintain and conserve the site for the future. As such any sort of work on the rock is strictly regulated by the Scottish Government, from the top of the castle can be seen both the River Clyde and Leven Grove Park
Falkirk is a large town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, historically within the county of Stirlingshire. It lies in the Forth Valley,23.3 miles north-west of Edinburgh and 20.5 miles north-east of Glasgow, Falkirk had a resident population of 32,422 at the 2001 census. The population of the town had risen to 34,570 according to a 2008 estimate, the town is at the junction of the Forth and Clyde and Union Canals, a location which proved key to its growth as a centre of heavy industry during the Industrial Revolution. In the 18th and 19th centuries Falkirk was at the centre of the iron and steel industry, the company was responsible for making carronades for the Royal Navy and later manufactured pillar boxes. In the last 50 years heavy industry has waned, and the economy relies increasingly on retail, despite this, Falkirk remains the home of many international companies like Alexander Dennis, the largest bus production company in the United Kingdom. Falkirk has an association with the publishing industry. The company now known as Johnston Press was established in the town in 1846, the company, now based in Edinburgh, produces the Falkirk Herald, the largest selling weekly newspaper in Scotland. Attractions in and around Falkirk include the Falkirk Wheel, The Helix, Callendar House and Park, in a 2011 poll conducted by STV, it was voted as Scotlands most beautiful town, ahead of Perth and Stirling in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. The Scottish Gaelic name was translated into Scots as Fawkirk, then amended to the modern English name of Falkirk. The Latin name Varia Capella also has the same meaning, Falkirk Old Parish Church stands on the site of the medieval church, which may have been founded as early as the 7th century. The Antonine Wall, which stretches across the centre of Scotland, passed through the town and remnants of it can be seen at Callendar Park. Much of the best evidence of Roman occupation in Scotland has been found in Falkirk, including a hoard of Roman coins. In the 18th century the area was the cradle of Scotlandss Industrial Revolution, james Watt cast some of the beams for his early steam engine designs at the Carron Iron Works in 1765. The area was at the forefront of construction when the Forth. The Union Canal provided a link to Edinburgh and early railway development followed in the 1830s and 1840s, the canals brought economic wealth to Falkirk and led to the towns growth. Through time, trunk roads and motorways followed the same canal corridors through the Falkirk area, many companies set up work in Falkirk due to its expansion. A large brickworks was set up at this time, owned by the Howie family. During the 19th century, Falkirk became the first town in Great Britain to have an automated system of street lighting, designed and implemented by a local firm
Galston, East Ayrshire
Galston is a municipality in East Ayrshire, Scotland which has a population of 5,001. It is situated in wooded countryside 4 miles up-river from Kilmarnock and is one a group of the towns located in the Irvine Valley between the towns of Hurlford and Newmilns. To the north of the town is the ruin of Loudoun Castle, in 1874 the population was 4,727. The name Galston means place of the strangers from the Gaelic word Gall, the word baile was anglicised in more recent history as toun like many other place names in Scotland which were originally bal. The 17th-century Presbyterians were against burials taking place within churches, in 1609 John Schaw of Sornbeg decided to bury his recently-deceased wife within Galston Kirk. He entered the kirk with a party of armed men and proceeded to break up flagstones and he was fined £20 for this action and promised never to attempt this act again. The burn joins the Irvine at Galston and it is named after St Anne, said to be the mother of the Virgin Mary. St Annes holy well is marked on the 1860 OS and lies above Bank wood, the Holy well has been destroyed by the construction of a concrete tank which collects the spring water for Cessnock Castle, first constructed for the Duke of Portland in Victorian times. The Carsewell Hole nearby was used for adult baptism, the woodlands here have a high plant biodiversity value and are a registered provisional wildlife site as designated by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. A pair of Buzzards were noted, a great danger is the presence of the alien invader, the Pink Purslane or Stewarton Flower which will spread rapidly and destroy the native herbs by out-competing them. It needs to be removed as matter of urgency, a new metalled path has been created through part of these woods, greatly improving access. A new wood has been planted along part of the new path and this will in time extend and protect the habitats and this tributary of the Irvine was famous for its rich jasper pebbles, semi-precious stones which were collected, cut and polished for use in jewellery. This station on the Glasgow and South Western Railway line to Stonehouse via Strathaven, probably dating from the 15th century, this five-storeyed red sandstone tower castle still stands as a prominent feature on a rocky knoll close to the Burn Anne, within the towns boundaries. It was also known as Lockharts Tower and was built to control the access points up the Irvine Valley. William Wallace is said to have taken refuge from pursuing English soldiers within the tower and it has a practical, if not authentic, roof which does not hide a view of the continuous corbelling of the parapet. The bottom section of the four towers are discernible. The castle was built for the Lockart family who held the Barony of Galston, in 1670 the property was purchased by the Campbells of Cessnock Castle nearby. The castle is now used as a Masonic Lodge and is open to the public on occasions
Helensburgh is a town within the Helensburgh and Lomond Area of Argyll and Bute Council, Scotland. It also has its own Community Council, in the Middle Ages it was within the Earldom of Lennox, an area sometimes referred to as The Lennox. It lies on the shore of the Firth of Clyde. Helensburgh is 25 miles north-west of Glasgow, the town faces south towards Greenock across the Firth of Clyde, which is approximately 3 miles wide at this point. Ocean-going ships can call at Greenock, but the shore at Helensburgh is very shallow, Helensburgh lies at the western mainland end of the Highland Boundary Fault. This means that the hills to the north of Helensburgh lie in the Highlands, consequently, there is a wide variety of landscape in the surrounding area – for example, Loch Lomond is only 4 miles over the hill to the north-east of Helensburgh. Although the Highland Boundary Fault is not geologically active, very minor earthquakes do occur occasionally in the area, during the last Ice Age the weight of the ice pushed the land downwards. Consequently, when the ice melted, sea levels were higher than they are now, evidence of this can clearly be seen in Helensburgh where the first two blocks of streets nearer the sea are built on a raised beach. Behind them the land rises up quite steeply for one block and then more gently –. The land, now free of the weight of the ice, is rising up. Although it has long known that there are some prehistoric remains in the Helensburgh area. However the oldest building in the town itself is Ardencaple Castle which was the home of Clan MacAulay. Today only one tower of this remains, the rest having been demolished in 1957-59. In 1752 Sir James Colquhoun, chief of the Clan Colquhoun of Luss, bought the land which was to become Helensburgh, at that time it was known by such names as Malig, Millig or Milligs. In 1776 he placed an advertisement in a Glasgow newspaper seeking to feu the land, no precise date is known for the change of name to Helensburgh. However it was probably around 1785 when Sir James decided to name the town after his wife, Lady Helen Sutherland, she was the granddaughter of the 16th Earl of Sutherland. However, for a few years both the old and new names for the town were in use and it was known for a time simply as the New Town. The towns coat of arms is based on those of the Colquhouns, Helensburgh received its burgh charter from King George III in 1802
Montrose is a coastal resort town and former royal burgh in Angus, Scotland. It is situated 38 miles north of Dundee between the mouths of the North and South Esk rivers and it is the northernmost coastal town in Angus and developed at a natural harbour that traded in skins, hides and cured salmon in medieval times. With a population of approximately 12,000, the functions as a port, but the major employer is GlaxoSmithKline. The skyline of Montrose is dominated by the 220-foot steeple, designed by James Gillespie Graham, Montrose is a town with a wealth of architecture, and is a centre for international trade. It is an important commercial port for the oil and gas industry. It is known for its wide thoroughfare and high street which leads to picturesque closes containing secluded gardens, the town has a view of a 2 mi square tidal lagoon, Montrose Basin, which is considered a nature reserve of international importance. It is the largest inland salt water basin in the UK, just outside Montrose is the 18th-century House of Dun, designed by the Scottish architect William Adam and built in 1730 for David Erskine, 13th Laird of Dun. Prehistoric elements are found in the vicinity of Montrose, including the Stone of Morphie located to the north, one ancient name for Montrose was Celurca. Early place names appear to show the presence of a Norse settlement in the area of the present harbour, the Norse settlement was named Stroma which translates as Tide race river, referring to the speed of the tidal emptying and filling of the aforementioned basin. It is claimed that the name Montrose stems from Mouth Hrossay due to the location at the outlets of the River Esk near Rossie Island, however the etymology is more often attributed to the gaelic words Monadh and Rois or Ros. The first documentary evidence of the existence of Montrose is the charter issued by David I who founded the town around 1140 as Sallorch or Sallork. By 1178 the name had taken the form Munross before becoming Montrose, folk etymology attributes the origin of the towns name as Mount of Roses. This is reflected by the motto on the seal, Marie ditat. Montrose was visited and plundered in numerous instances by Danes, in the year 980 it was sacked and razed to the ground. It was once believed that a castle existed in Montrose in the 10th century and was destroyed by Kenneth III, however the historicity of this account has been disputed. In the two proceeding centuries there are no dates in its history. During the 1140s it was an important trading town, the trading revenues received from Montrose as well as Forfar and Dundee were acquired by Malcolm IV and contributed to Restenneth Priory. In 1178 William the Lion built a castle nearby in which he would occasionally reside, the ruins have acquired the name Red Castle
Queen of the South F.C.
Queen of the South Football Club are a Scottish professional football club founded in 1919 and located in Dumfries. The club currently plays in the Scottish Championship, in the tier of Scottish football. They are officially nicknamed The Doonhamers but are referred to as Queens or QoS. Their home ground since their formation has been Palmerston Park, Queens led Scotlands top division up until New Year in season 1953–54 and the clubs highest finish in Scotlands top division was fourth in season 1933–34. The club reached their first major cup final in 2008 when they reached the final of the Scottish Cup, gary Naysmith is the current club manager, having been appointed on 1 December 2016 and John Rankin is the current club captain, having been appointed on 7 January 2017. Robbie Neilson, the current manager of MK Dons, said about Queens from his period at the club in 2002, Its a well-run club. In the 2008 UEFA Cup qualifying trip to Denmark Queen of the South fans were hailed as a great credit both to their club and to Scotland by Danish police, about 850 supporters of the Dumfries club travelled to Denmark to watch the UEFA Cup clash with FC Nordsjaelland. Despite the fact that their team was eliminated, local police said their behaviour was impressive. Insp Rune Hamann said, It was a pleasure hosting such a visit by Queen of the South whose supporters were well behaved. Copenhagen was particularly busy in the build up to and after the match with a carnival, I look forward to welcoming Queen of the South and their terrific supporters back in Denmark in the future. Ch Insp Mickey Collins from Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary said the fans were a pleasure to work along with and he added, Despite the huge numbers of supporters who travelled to Denmark there were no arrests, incidents or issues of any concern. Great praise should be passed on to those fortunate enough to be at the match, the club mascot is Dougie the Doonhamer, a human sized border collie dog. The character has been played for many years by supermarket worker Brian Harkness. Queen of the South are often cited as the only league club in the United Kingdom to be mentioned in the Bible. Luke 11,31 states The Queen of the South shall rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation, Queen of the South is similarly quoted under Matthew 12,42. In the biblical quote the Queen of the South is considered to be the Queen of Sheba. P, Queens played for 78 minutes with 10 men after goalkeeper George Farm was injured in the 12th minute and was carried off. Dundees Alan Gilzean scored 7 of the goals, Dundee were reigning Scottish League Champions at the time and would make the European Cup semi-finals that season where they lost to eventual winners AC Milan. Highest free standing floodlights in Scottish football, Queens floodlights were first used on 29 October 1958, to mark the occasion Preston North End sent a team north for a friendly match. First Queens players to four senior Scottish football medals while playing for the club, Jim Thomson
Barrhead is a town in East Renfrewshire, Scotland,13 kilometres south-west of Glasgow on the edge of the Gleniffer Braes. At the 2001 census its population was 19,813, historically, most of what is now Barrhead lay within the parish of Neilston, in the county of Renfrew. The name Barrhead comes from the agricultural term Barr meaning long ploughed furrows for cultivation of crops, the original homestead or hamlet lay at the head of barrs and became known as Barrhead. In 2007, Readers Digest magazine voted East Renfrewshire the second best place in the United Kingdom to raise a family, the magazine visited and cited Barrhead in their decision. Barrhead was formed when a series of small textile-producing villages gradually grew into one another to form one contiguous town, according to local historian James McWhirter, the name Barrhead first appeared in 1750. Glanderston House, to the south, at one time belonged to the Stewart Kings of Scotland, in 1851 an explosion at the Victoria Pit colliery in nearby Nitshill occurred, killing 63 men and boys who worked in the mine, many of whom lived in Barrhead. In 1890, with an expanding population approaching 10,000. The status of police burgh was granted in 1894 and William Shanks, in the latter 20th century, the decline and closure of nearly all of these industries caused a fall in local population and employment. In recent years, Barrhead has found new life as a residential commuter town for nearby Paisley. During World War II, a handful of bombs fell on Barrhead from German planes headed towards Clydebank, in 1894 Barrhead became a Burgh of Barony, meaning that it had its own town Council. This status was withdrawn in 1975 at the time of the institution of Strathclyde Regional Council, subsequent reorganisation to a single tier local authority in 1996 placed Barrhead under the auspices of East Renfrewshire Council. Barrhead is a council ward, electing 4 members to serve as part of East Renfrewshire Council. Barrhead is part of the county constituency of East Renfrewshire, electing one MP to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom Parliament, kirsten Oswald of the SNP was elected as MP for East Renfrewshire in the 2015 General Election. For purposes of the Scottish Parliament, Barrhead forms part of the Renfrewshire South Constituency, in addition to this Barrhead is represented by seven regional MSPs from the West of Scotland electoral region. Barrhead forms part of the Greater Glasgow conurbation, areas within the town include, Arthurlie, Auchenback, Gateside and Grahamston. Major businesses within the town include Barrhead Travel, Kelburn Brewing Company, the towns largest employer remains East Renfrewshire Council and the public sector. In 2002, part of the administration of East Renfrewshire Council relocated from Eastwood Park to Barrhead Main Street. There is a range of goods available within Barrhead, although some residents still rely on Paisley
Lockerbie is a town in Dumfries and Galloway, southwestern Scotland. It lies approximately 75 miles from Glasgow, and 20 miles from the English border and it had a population of 4,009 at the 2001 census. The town came to attention on 21 December 1988 when the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed there following a terrorist bomb attack aboard the flight. Lockerbie apparently has existed since at least the days of Viking influence in this part of Scotland in the period around AD900, the name means Lockards Town in Old Norse. The presence of the remains of a Roman camp a mile to the west of the town suggests its origins may be even earlier. Lockerbie first entered recorded history in the 1190s in a charter of Robert de Brus, 2nd Lord of Annandale and it appears as Lokardebi in 1306. About two miles to the west of Lockerbie on 7 December 1593, Clan Johnstone fought Clan Maxwell at the Battle of Dryfe Sands, the Johnstones nearly exterminated the Maxwells involved in the battle, leading to the expression Lockerbie Lick. By 1750 Lockerbie had become a significant town, and from the 1780s it was a staging post on the route from Glasgow to London. Perhaps the most important period of growth was during the 19th century, thomas Telfords Carlisle-to-Glasgow road was built through Lockerbie from 1816. The Caledonian Railway opened the line from Carlisle to Beattock through Lockerbie in 1847, from 1863 until 1966 Lockerbie was also a railway junction, serving a branch line to Dumfries. Known as the Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway, it was closed to passengers in 1952, the town is served by Lockerbie railway station. Lockerbie had been home to Scotlands largest lamb market since the 18th century, the railway also produced a lowering in the price of coal, allowing a gas works to be built in the town in 1855. About 1.5 miles south of Lockerbie along the C92 road to Dalton are the remains of Hallmuir prisoner-of-war camp, after the Second World War, this camp housed Ukrainian soldiers from the Galician Division of the Waffen SS. They built a chapel from converted army huts and it was listed in 2003 as a Category B building. The chapel remains in use, currently holding Ukrainian services on the first Sunday of every alternate month, much of Lockerbie is built from red sandstone. There are several imposing buildings near the centre, including the Town Hall, finished in 1880, a little to the north of the centre is the Dryfesdale Parish Church, with its brightly decorated interior. The name Dryfesdale comes from the river, the Dryfe Water. Lockerbie is known internationally as the place where, on 21 December 1988, in the United Kingdom, the event is often referred to as the Lockerbie disaster or the Lockerbie bombing
Brechin is a town and former royal burgh in Angus, Scotland. Along with the cathedral and round tower, part of the chapel of Brechins Maison Dieu or hospital survives from the Middle Ages, the town is well known for its cathedral, with eleventh century round tower, one of only two of these Irish-style monuments surviving in Scotland. The tower was originally free-standing, but is now incorporated in the framework of the cathedral, the cathedral has been much altered, but still contains medieval work of the 13th and 14th centuries, notably a handsome western tower and processional door. Brechin is represented within Angus Council by the Brechin & Edzell ward, the members elected from this ward are, as of 2012, Mairi Evans, Bob Myles and Jim Houston. Education in Brechin is managed by the Education Department of Angus Council, Brechin City Football Club plays Scottish League football and is currently placed in the SPFL League One. Its ground is called Glebe Park and is situated off Trinity Road, Glebe Park is the only senior football ground in Europe which has a hedge along one of its perimeters. Brechin is also home to the football club Brechin Victoria F. C. who play at Victoria Park. Caledonian Steam Railway Steam railway in the heart of Brechin