- West of Scotland F.C.
teamname = West of Scotland
imagesize = 100px
fullname = West of Scotland Football Club
founded = 1865
capacity = 2500
url = www.westofscotlandfc.co.uk
president = Gordon Cairns
coach = flagicon|Scotland John Beattie
league = Premiership Division Two
season = 2007/2008
position = 1st
West of Scotland Football Club are a Scottish
rugby unionclub from Milngavie, just outside Glasgow. They are known as West Of Scotland Football Club even though they play rugby union as they were formed before there was a difference between rugby and football.
Formed in 1865, they played a founding role in establishing international rugby in Scotland.
They play in red and yellow coloured strips, which the football club Partick Thistle decided to copy in the 1930s when they switched from dark blue strips.
In 1867, they played against Glasgow Academicals for the first time, in a fixture that is now one of the oldest surviving football matches in the world.
West of Scotland play in Premiership Division One having won promotion from Premiership Division Two in 2008, having only been promoted from Premiership Division Three the previous season.
It was on Saturday
29 March 2008that West secured their promotion from Premiership Division Two as champions. The 2nd XV and 3rd XV teams also won their leagues, making 2007/08 a historic season for the club.
Distinguished Past Players
* Gordon Brown
* Peter Brown
Gordon Bulloch- Currently back playing for the club.
* [http://www.westofscotlandfc.co.uk/ Official website]
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