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East Stirlingshire Football Club – History Booklet 2: 1883/84 to 1884/85

We are pleased to offer for sale the 2nd in planned series of club history booklets by Drummond Calder.

This 2nd booklet continues the history of East Stirlingshire FC, covering the years 1883/84 and 1884/85. These two seasons saw the football club become well established in the local football scene and then start to push on to become a leading player in the district.

This new booklet, which runs to just over 50 pages, is priced £7 and will be on sale at our home games. Alternatively you can order a copy by sending a request to the club at our email address at, cost £7 plus postage. Drummond has kindly donated all profits from the sale of the booklet to East Stirlingshire FC.

There are still a few copies available of the 1st booklet in the series  (which covered the 1st three seasons of the club’s history). The 1st booklet is also priced £7 and is on sale at our home games or can be order at our email address above.

Match Day Hospitality Available

East Stirlingshire Football Club are planning on running our Match Day hospitality package for our forthcoming important Lowland League encounters against Vale of Leithen on Saturday 17th March and Whitehill Welfare on Saturday 7th April.

The club welcomes hospitality visitors and prides itself on the unbeatable level of service and experience on offer in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Shire’s match day hospitality is a great way to spend your Saturday with us. It’s a full day with plenty to enjoy.

The match day experience includes the following:


  • Arrive at the Stadium at 1pm for a 3 course meal with a complimentary bar until 2.45pm
  • At 2.55pm it’s time to take your seat in the reserved area for the game
  • 3.45pm. Half time means it’s back inside to catch up on the latest scores with a cup of tea or coffee together with biscuits
  • 4.45pm. At the end of the game return to your hospitality lounge where you will receive a pie and sandwiches with complimentary bar. Last orders from the bar are at 5.30pm

During your time with us in Hospitality players and officials from East Stirlingshire will pop in so you can ask any questions you may have.

The day comes to a close at 6pm by which time we hope you’ve enjoyed your meal, watched a great game between two top football teams and you have been left with some great memories of an enjoyable day.

The cost of our Match Day Hospitality is £65 per person (added vat included).

If Interested please email us at to reserve your Hospitality place.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Fixture Updates

The Scottish Lowland Football League have today announced the re-arranged dates for our two outstanding league games.

Back on 2nd September, 2017 we were scheduled to play The Spartans at Ochilview but due to our visitors involvement in the Challenge Cup the fixture was void. The new date for this game is now Saturday 31st March, 2018 with a 3pm kick-off.

The 2nd outstanding game is away to Hawick Royal Albert. The original game had been postponed on 30th September, 2017 due to a waterlogged pitch and will now take place on Saturday 3rd March, 2018 with a 3pm kick-off.

100 Club Draw

Massive thanks goes to Shire’s number 1 supporters’ bus driver, Bill Baillie, for helping club chairman, Alan Archibald, with yesterday’s bonus 100 club draw. The draw saw Jenni Alexander win 2 tickets with boardroom hospitality.

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Gala Fairydean Rovers Game On

Today’s Lowland League match against Gala Fairydean Rovers at Netherdale has passed early inspection and the game is on.

Please leave extra time for travelling as conditions in the Borders are tricky.
See you all at 3pm

400 Competitive East Stirlingshire Games for Captain Derek Ure

A special congratulations go to Shire Captain Del Ure who reached the huge landmark of playing his 400th competitive game for the club on 27th January, 2018 when he helped guide the team to a 4-1 win at Ochilview against Dalbeattie Star.

Del made his debut for East Stirlingshire on 12/1/2002 and he is now in his 12th season with the club, having had a few years away playing for Camelon Juniors. He is only the 3rd Shire player ever to have played 400 or more competitive games for the club.

100 club Draw

A massive thanks goes to Lee Knight for helping club chairman Alan Archibald with Saturday’s 100 club January cash draw which saw Scott Clayton pick up the £150 top prize. Lee had travelled up from Leicester with his brother to watch the game.

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Andy Rodgers re-signs for East Stirlingshire

East Stirlingshire’s record Goalscorer extends his stay.

The club are delighted that Andy Rodgers has extended his agreement and has signed until the end of next season 2018/19.

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The clubs post war record goalscorer only had two things in mind when signing, promotion and that all time scoring record. “If we don’t do it this season I will be here to do it next” said Andy. “The Gaffer wants me to be here and I want to play for the Shire so negotiations didn’t take long”.

“With Andy’s experience, passion and the commitment he has towards the club we’re delighted that he will be here next season” said John Sludden.

Last Man Standing 3 is Now OPEN !

The ever popular Last Man Standing competition run by Shire fan Gary English is now open. This is the 3rd competition and will be the last of the season so please participate and support your club. Get your entries in before 7pm on Friday 26th January.

The pot is split 50/50 between the winner and the club, so far we have raised £390 and our winners have scooped £155 and £235.
All you have to do to enter is pay your £5 and contact the facebook page “East Stirlingshire’s Last Man Standing” or contact Gary.

Our first ever winner was Sophie Duncan, pictured here collecting her prize of £155 from Gary. Sophie was extremely kind and donated £50 of the winnings to the success Shirefest event held earlier this season.
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The winner of the 2nd competition was Amy Findlay. Amy is pictured here collecting her £235 prize from Gary.

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Last Man Standing 3 will be the last competition we run this season and it looks like it will be our biggest yet ! Don’t miss out ! Lets see if we can smash £650 funds raised for the club !!

So far Sophie and Amy have been our previous winners, can the women make it 3/3?

Don’t miss your chance to win a good cash prize from a fiver.


Quick reminder of the rules:

The pot is split 50/50 between the winner and the club, so far we have raised £390 and our winners have scooped £155 and £235.
All you have to do to enter is pay your £5 and contact the facebook page or Gary directly by 7PM ON FRIDAY 26TH JANUARY.

If your team wins you go through – lose or draw and you’re out!


Good luck and please get in touch with Gary if you have any questions!

Jimmy Greenaway

The club is greatly saddened to hear of the death of lifelong fan and past club director Jimmy Greenaway.

Jimmy was well known to everyone at East Stirlingshire and over the years he contributed greatly to the club he loved. As well as serving East Stirlingshire as a director his company, Greenaway of Falkirk, had been shirt sponsor’s of the team. Jimmy’s service to the club was recognised in 2016 when he was awarded a lifetime supporters award.

He will be greatly missed by everyone at the club.

We would like to pass on our condolences to Jimmy’s family at this very sad time.