The Stornoway Saltire Celtic Supporters Club reaches their 25th year milestone this year and will celebrate their quarter century anniversary on Friday 16th November in the Stornoway Sea Angling Club.
To mark this special occasion the club have lined up two special guest speakers in ex-players Joe Miller and Mark Wilson with entertainment to follow.
Miller was in the Celtic first team squad in 1993 when the Stornoway Saltire Supporters Club was formed and so seems a good pick from the former players to speak to the club on his playing days.
Following a successful spell at Aberdeen, Joe transferred to Celtic in 1987, for what was a Scottish record transfer fee of £650,000.
He was known for his mazy runs on the left wing and likely best remembered by the Celtic faithful for scoring the winning goal in the 1989 Scottish Cup final.
His most successful season as a bhoy was season 1988, Celtic’s centenary year, in which the Hoops won the domestic double.
Joe now runs the Celtic Former Players Association, who support many charity groups, including the Tommy Burns Skin Cancer Trust and the Stiliyan Petrov (Leukaemia).
Joe will be accompanied on stage by former Hoops full back Mark Wilson who played for the club from 2006 to 2012 making 98 appearances.
His total would no doubt have been greater only for a series of injuries at his time at Parkhead, but he did win three league titles, a League cup and Scottish cup in the green and white.
Mark is now involved in media on radio and Celtic TV.
The entertainment for the night will be provided by Joe Gallagher.
For those of you that have heard Joe play in the Jock Stein lounge at Celtic Park (as he regularly does) you’ll know you are in for a good night.
Tickets for the night can be bought at Stornoway’s Colour Centre in Church Street and at the Sea Angling Club.
It is hoped that old and new members will share stories of the club’s 25 years. Things have certainly moved on since ’93 when Nero MacDonald and school friends set up what was then named the Western Isles Celtic Supporters Club.