The Scottish Football Citizen

Andy Kerr/The Scottish Football Citizen

The Scottish Football Citizen is a new weekly podcast that delves into the long and illustrious past of Scottish football. We cover every level from internationals to the juniors, discussing players, managers, teams, big games and even the fans and how they earned a crust in order to pay for their match tickets. Sign up to our mailing list at to make sure you never miss an episode or an update from us! read less


Episode 48 - Remembering Bertie Auld
Episode 48 - Remembering Bertie Auld
In this episode we look back on the life and times of Bertie Auld who sadly passed away on Sunday 14th November at the age of 83. One of the famous Lisbon Lions, Bertie was born in Maryhill in 1938 and joined Celtic from Maryhill Harp in 1955. After a season on loan at Dumbarton to prepare him for first team football, he fitted into Jimmy McGrory's Celtic team - but his poor disciplinary record and refusal to back down in arguments led to Celtic's chairman Robert Kelly selling Bertie to Birmingham City in 1961. Bertie was part of the Birmingham team that won the League Cup against local rivals Aston Villa in 1963 before making a return to Celtic in 1965, just weeks before Jock Stein took over and heralded in a new era of success for the hoops. After finishing his playing career with Hibernian, Bertie went into management with Partick Thistle in 1974 where we won promotion to the Premier Division with the Jags in 1976. Bertie also had spells in charge of Hibernian, Hamilton Academical and Dumbarton in addition to a second spell at Firhill. To find out more about what Bertie Auld means to Celtic fans, Andy spoke to Lindsay Hamilton about her memories of Bertie. Andy also takes a look into Walking Football by visiting a Dementia Walking Football Festival at Toryglen Regional Football Centre. The Scottish Football Citizen is brought to you by Football Memories Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland. Sign up to our mailing list HERE to never miss an episode or an update, and you can contact us by visiting this link too (link opens in new window).