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The Restoration of Rangers Graves Project, Elvis and The Kirkintilloch Rangers Supporters Club.

The Restoration of Rangers Graves Project, Elvis and The Kirkintilloch Rangers Supporters Club.


Last March we restored at the Auld Aisle cemetery in Kirkintilloch the plots of three boys who went to Ibrox on the 2nd January 1971 and didn’t return home.


Robert Carrigan

James Rae

Thomas Stirling


A few weeks later we were then contacted by Robert’s brother Harry Carrigan and Andy Malcom who said they were going to organise a fund raising event for our Restoration of Rangers Graves Project.


On Saturday 4th March after tickets had sold out in record time a brilliant Elvis Tribute act almost shook the roof off at a packed out Kirkie Rangers Club!


During the break a raffle and auction was held and we’d like to sincerely thank Rangers legend Alex MacDonald who donated a signed jersey from his own collection to help with the fund raising.


All in an incredible total of £2,700 was raised for the Restoration Project.This will ensure that our work continues over the coming weeks and months.


We’d like to sincerely thank Andy Malcolm and Harry Carrigan for arranging the event ,everyone who donated to the raffle/auction and those who attended for their overwhelming generosity.


Thank you.



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j.malcolm2110
Mar 14, 2023

There was a fourth boy from Kirkintilloch who died in the Ibrox Disaster.

His name was John Semple, I believe he’s buried next to or near Robert Carrigan.

Both boys were good friends of mine and I send a wreath to each of their graves at Christmas.

Was there any reason why his grave wasn’t restored when the other 3 were done ?

Possibly not mentioned as I don’t think he has any surviving family?

Would be nice if John’s grave was restored too.

I’m in Perth, Australia otherwise I would’ve mentioned sooner.

Regards - John Malcolm

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