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George Dunbar socialising in Oss in 2008

George Dunbar socialising in Oss 2008

Scottish Thistles

In non international fixtures, the Club competes as Scottish Thistles. Any member of the Club or invited guest, whatever his standard, can play for Scottish Thistles. Scottish Thistles are know throughout Europe as friendly and sociable both on and off the pitch. Many members take their wives or partners with them abroad and the ladies have formed many friendships with their counterparts in Belgium, France, Germany and Netherlands.

There is no selection, other than on a first come, first served basis, and all players are guaranteed a fair share of pitch time.

In 2014, Scottish Thistles have fixtures in Lille and Durham (March) and Jersey (May), and have also provided opposition for the Scotland Over 65s squad in a training session. They will play two matches during the Celtic Cup weekend in April. New Fixture Secretary Alan Auld is planning to organise regular fixtures in Scotland and the North of England during the rest of the year.