THE Founders Trail recently announced details of their fifth annual bus tour up into the Gareloch, where those who formed Rangers Football Club were born and bred.

The tour, on Sunday July 16, will coincide with the Rosneath Highland Games and includes a visit to the final resting place of Tom Vallance in Bearsden. The itinerary is as follows:

11.00 Depart Ibrox Stadium

11.30 Hillfoot Cemetery in Bearsden, the final resting place of Tom Vallance

11.45 Depart Hillfoot Cemetery

On route to Garelochhead via Dumbarton and Helensburgh the tour will highlight many locations linked to Rangers during the club’s early years.

13.00 Arrive at Garelochhead and Rosneath. Visit Bendarroch Park where our Founders ran races against and with each other aged only 10 and 11.

They were also to return there during the early years with their newly formed Rangers team to participate in the Garelochhead New Year Day Games.

Also visit the homes of Peter Campbell and Moses McNeil and pay respects at Moses’ final resting place in the churchyard at Rosneath.

13.45 This is free time to enjoy the Rosneath Highland Games where food and refreshments are available or you can just have a leisurely stroll around the beautiful setting which is the Gareloch.

16.00 Depart Rosneath

17.00 Arrive Ibrox Stadium

The cost of the tour is £21 for adults and £16 for senior citizens and children (under 16). Please note that entry to the Highland Games, lunch and refreshments are not included in the price.

Places on the tour went very quickly last year so it is advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

You can reserve your seat via the booking system on The Founders Trail  website by clicking here or for further information call 07902 855536.


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