Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nairn County FC Centenary book nears completion

Three Nairn County supporters have been hard at work for the last 18 months writing a book to mark the club’s centenary.
Journalism graduate Graeme Macleod, former Nairnshire Telegraph reporter Donald Wilson and local amateur historian Bill Logan have meticulously traced the origins of the club all the way through to the present day.
The book is due to be released at the end of the current season, which is County’s 100th as members of the Highland League.

Co-author Graeme Macleod said: "The history of the club is a complex one because although they were admitted to the Highland League 100 years ago, the story of Nairn County goes a lot further back than that.
"The club also never kicked a ball in the league for over four years following their admission and we explain all of that in the book.
"After searching through all of the archives, we set about interviewing some of the club’s heroes past and present. The research has uncovered some fascinating tales and debunked one or two myths surrounding the club as well.
“We have also enlisted Iolaire on Harbour Street to produce the book. They do the production work on the match day programmes for the club and I am sure that all supporters will agree they do a fantastic job – I have no doubts it will be the same with the book.
“We hope to put together something that supporters of all ages can enjoy."

The book will be priced at £20 and can be pre-ordered by emailing donaldawilson@talktalk.net.
The authors have agreed to donate all proceeds from the book to the Nairn County Supporters Ground Improvements Fund, which raises money for upgrades at the club’s home, Station Park.

The team of Wee County authors from left to right: Donald Wilson, Graeme MacLeod and Bill Logan

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