Nostalgia: Kingarth’s Bute Pub League football team

The Kingarth Hotel football team from the Isle of Bute Pub League in the 1970s. Back row L-R: Willie McKirdy, David Reid, James McAlister, Ted McDonald, Duncan Speirs, Alan Cowan, Martin Cowan, Ronnie McGinty, Ronald McMillan. Front row: Jim Reynolds, Graeme Connor, Bryan Liddell, Jim McGowan, Duncan Cowan, Donald McAlister.
The Kingarth Hotel football team from the Isle of Bute Pub League in the 1970s. Back row L-R: Willie McKirdy, David Reid, James McAlister, Ted McDonald, Duncan Speirs, Alan Cowan, Martin Cowan, Ronnie McGinty, Ronald McMillan. Front row: Jim Reynolds, Graeme Connor, Bryan Liddell, Jim McGowan, Duncan Cowan, Donald McAlister.

This week’s trip into the photographic archives of The Buteman’s readers takes us back to the days of the Isle of Bute Pub League football competition, which featured teams from all over the island in the 1970s and 1980s.

Featured here are the members of the Kingarth Hotel’s team in a picture which you can still see today on display at the hotel itself, and which first featured in the summer 2012 edition of The Buteman’s sister title, Back In The Day.

In the back row, from left to right, are Willie McKirdy, David Reid, James McAlister, Ted McDonald, Duncan Speirs, Alan Cowan, Martin Cowan, Ronnie McGinty and Ronald McMillan, while the front row, from left to right, features Jim Reynolds, Graeme Connor, Bryan Liddell, Jim McGowan, Duncan Cowan and Donald McAlister.

If you have any pictures of Bute sports teams of the past of which you were a part, why not share them with other readers? Give us a call on (01700) 502503 to tell us about your collection.