Third Lanark: How the club’s memory is being kept alive

Strips donated by Third Lanark AFC

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Third Lanark were a former Scottish football juggernaut, folding in 1967, but the memory of ‘The Thirds’ hasn’t disappeared along with the club itself.

It is being kept alive through amateur side – Third Lanark AFC, and the remnants of their old stadium – Cathkin Park, which is housed by a youth team formed in memory of Scottish football great, Jimmy Johnstone.

‘It is important for the legacy of Jimmy Johnstone that other people understand the history surrounding this place where his home base is.’ Jim Simmonette told the Clyde Insider.

The memory of the former league winners is not just being spread due to their importance in the history of football but also through charity with their former stadium being used to feed local kids and the kits of the amateur side formed in their name being put to use to help cloth a Gambian youth football team.

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