Creetown FC's 100-year plus story told in new book

A history of Creetown Football Club has been published.

By Ian MacLean
Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 11:01 am
Creetown in action in a match against Whitehill Welfare
Creetown in action in a match against Whitehill Welfare

It is 100 years since they became known Creetown FC but the club began in 1884 as Barholm Rovers. The book traces football in Creetown from its roots to the present day.

A former Creetownian once played against Pele, World Cup final goal-scorer Martin Peters once presented a trophy to a Creetown team and a former Creetown player took part in the 2016 English FA Cup final.

These and many other tales are revealed by football writer Rob Mason and life-time Creetown supporter Douglas McDavid, son of one of the club's fifties stars.

There is also a foreword from former Creetown goalie and top class referee Wullie McKnight.

The amply illustrated book costs £5 and is available in Creetown from Wullie Lindsay Butchers, Creetown Store or Barholm Arts & Crafts and in Newton Stewart from Central Laundrette or Laura’s Gift Shop. Alternatively online at: