It was sad news indeed to hear of the recent passing of Jim Storrie. Jim and I played together first at Kelvinside Thistle and then with Kilsyth Rangers and despite my travels we remained close lifelong friends. We went to school together at Townhead Secondary in Kirkintilloch. Jim had a fine footballing pedigree, with his stepfather Willie Hewitt having played at left-half for Partick Thistle, and he himself was a highly talented player. Jim had a successful professional career with Airdrie and Aberdeen in Scotland, Leeds United in England and several other clubs.

Being at Townhead School together from the age of 12 to 16 I would not be able to count the number of games of football we played after school at Woodhead Park with all our classmates. Like Jim I set my aim to play football at the highest level I could achieve. It was a huge plus playing with this group through the years as like Jim and myself many went on to play Professional football. Jim never changed over the years always remaining a quiet likeable gentleman. Jim will be sadly missed by us all.