Fans to celebrate life of legend
Celtic supporters will gather in Castlemilk at the graveside of club legend Tommy Burns to mark the 10th anniversary of his death.
The former player and manager died of skin cancer aged 51 on May 15, 2008.
His funeral, attended by more than 10,000, was held at St Mary’s Church in his native Calton before he was laid to rest at Linn Cemetery in Castlemilk.
And the Celtic Graves Society will mark the occasion on Saturday, May 12, at a time to be decided.
The organisation said: “As the 10th anniversary of the passing of Tommy Burns approaches, the Celtic Graves Society are delighted to announce a ceremony to celebrate the life of one of the most iconic men to ever represent our football club, Tommy Burns.
“All supporters are invited to join us and many of Tommy’s former teammates as we gather at his graveside to hear stories of this wonderful man, to pay our respects and give thanks for having such a true legend represent us on Celtic Park.”
Burns joined Celtic as a teenager before leaving in 1989, aged 32, to join Kilmarnock. He returned to Celtic in 1994 as manager.
Burns was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2006 and surgeons removed two growths from his leg. It appeared he had beaten the disease and said he hoped that his illness would make people more aware of skin cancer.
However, the cancer returned months before he died.
For more on the Celtic Graves Society visit www. celticgraves.com