Plant­ing tree in mem­ory of footie fa­natic Mar­cus

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Leona Greenan

Neigh­bours of tragic Ruther­glen Glen­cairn fan Mar­cus Whitelaw have planted a tree in his mem­ory.

Mem­bers of the Pri­ory Bridge Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion in Blan­tyre made the ges­ture with the sup­port of Mar­cus’ fam­ily.

The foot­ball fa­natic, from Blan­tyre, was hit by a train at Cam­bus­lang rail sta­tion just be­fore noon on Thurs­day, May 12.

When the as­so­ci­a­tion asked Mar­cus’ fa­ther Tommy where he would like the mem­o­rium tree planted, he asked that it be put just behind his house, where he could see it from his kitchen win­dow.

Tommy said: “The ded­i­ca­tion of a tree to the mem­ory of Mar­cus was a beau­ti­ful ges­ture by the peo­ple of Pri­ory Bridge

“We will draw great com­fort from see­ing the tree ev­ery day and watch­ing it de­vel­op­ing over the years as we can see it from our kitchen win­dow.”

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