Category: committee

James Francis Gilligan 1942-2022

It is with great sadness that Pollok FC announces the passing of life president James ‘Jimmy’ Gilligan this week at the age of 79. Introduced to the club by another former president, Tom Fyfe (both pictured below), Jimmy joined the committee in the late 1990s and served as vice president to Avril Buchanan, taking over from her in April 2002, remaining in the big ‘President’ chair until April 2004 and was a great friend to all of West Region Junior football with his long-lasting sponsorship of the New Coin West of Scotland Cup (from 2008 onwards).

Jimmy Gilligan with Tom Fyfe and the West of Scotland Cup (Evening Times)

Jimmy will go down in the history books as a successful president of Pollok FC, with the team winning the West of Scotland Super Premier Division in 2002-03 and both the SJFA Super Cup and the Central Sectional League Cup in 2003-04. A successful businessman, Jimmy was very switched on commercially and did a power of work to bring in sponsorship to the club, including from his own company, New Coin Automatics.

Deepest condolences to wife Cath and the wider family.

Below are a selection of photographs taken by Kathryn MacLeod of the teams Jimmy was president of at the time and various social occasions.

Jimmy, wife Cath and Jim Symon of Radio Clyde
Jimmy with Jim Symon and the much missed Franny McNeill
Past president Jimmy and his predecessor Avril Buchanan unveiling the Presidents’ Board
that he donated and is currently on display in the pavilion.
An assembly of former Lok presidents: Stuart Geddes, Joe Black, Tom Fyfe, Avil Buchanan,
Stuart McCulloch, Davie Elliot, Roy Pert, Gordon Ritchie, Andy Wilson, Jimmy Duncan,
Jimmy Gilligan, John Shaw, Gordon Allan.
The West of Scotland Superleague winners
The Superleague winners of 2002-03 pose, Jimmy 3rd from right.
Jimmy Gilligan. Very fondly remembered.
The Central Sectional League Cup was won on penalties at Firhill
The SJFA Supercup winners of 2003-04, Lok beating Linlithgow to lift the trophy

Chalmers Storie

It is with sadness that Pollok FC can this evening pass on news that former committee member Chalmers Storie has died at the age 91. He served on the committee in the mid 2000s during the Rab Sneddon era.

All at the club pass on their condolences to Chalmers’ family and friends at this sad time.

The funeral will take place on March 8th at 3pm. The family have shared details of an online link to the service, which are below;

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Notice of AGM

This year’s AGM will take place on Monday August 31st at 7pm. The meeting will take place online via Zoom.

Members are requested to use their full name as their Zoom screen name in order to gain timely entry to the meeting. The link to the meeting is below;

Meeting ID: 858 0684 3693

The meeting is scheduled to run until 8:30pm. If members would like further information or are unable to attend, please emailĀ

Notice of EGM

Members of Pollok FC are hereby notified that an EGM will take place on Wednesday 19th August 2020 at 7pm. The meeting will take place via Zoom call and members should use their full name and have their membership number at hand to be granted entry to the meeting.

The details for accessing the meeting are below.

Meeting ID: 827 1668 3569

If members would like further information or are unable to attend, please email

Pollok FC Race Night – Tickets Available

If you joined us in February for our first race night in Loks, you’ll neigh doubt be aware what a great night it was. The runners and riders have been announced and the autumn meet will take place on October 13th at Loks Bar & Kitchen. Get in the parade ring at 7 for a 7:30 start. At ?10 a ticket, it’s a gamble you can’t lose.

First furlong – A night packed full of top racing action. Study the form, pick the horse with the best name or go with the one in black and white stripes. Whoever you choose, if it’s first past the post your wallet might get heavier as the evening goes on!

Second furlong – A superb buffet will be provided by our sponsors at Loks Bar and Kitchen. There will be plenty of nosebag to keep you going through the night! Loks also boasts one of the finest stocked bars in the Southside so you won’t go thirsty.

Final furlong – After your win you’ll be ready to hit the dancefloor as our DJ plays wall to wall floorfillers.

Tickets are?now by dropping us?email to or by sending us a message on?Facebook or?Twitter. There will also be tickets available at next Saturday’s Scottish Cup match at home to Buchanhaven Hearts and at our home game on October 6th against Kilbirnie.

See you under starters orders!