International football star visits Stornoway

John Hartson in action on Stornoway Golf Course. The ex-Celtic and Arsenal star spent the day sporting a Ness FC hat as he nailed his Hebridean football colours to the Fivepenny mast. SGD23617.

John Hartson in action on Stornoway Golf Course. The ex-Celtic and Arsenal star spent the day sporting a Ness FC hat as he nailed his Hebridean football colours to the Fivepenny mast. SGD23617.

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FORMER Celtic and Arsenal striker John Hartson spent a whirlwind two days in Stornoway this week in aid of Hebridean Men’s Cancer Support Group.

The ex-Wales international passed on some precious pearls of footballing wisdom in a coaching session on the town’s all-weather surface, he particpated in a Texas Scramble match in a team alongside three local golfers, before a special dinner in the Caladh Inn followed by a Q and A session.

For more pictures and what Big John himself thought of his flying visit to to the isles, pick up the Stornoway Gazette on Thursday, Arpil 19th.