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I've been trying to track down the gravestones of all the Scotland players in the first international of 1872, and this sorry sight seems to be the last resting place of William Muir Mackinnon. It's impossible to tell, as the heavy granite slab is face down and would need a crane to lift it, but the location fits with the burial record in Cambuslang's Westburn Cemetery. Mackinnon, who played in all of the first eight internationals against England, has two other claims to fame: he was a guest for Rangers in their first ever match in 1872, and was also the last survivor of the original Scotland team, dying in 1942 aged 90.
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All blog posts, unless stated, are written by Andy Mitchell, who is researching Scottish sport on a regular basis.