Bain Peter Image 1 Partick Thistle 1936

Bain Peter Image 1 Partick Thistle 1936


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A school teacher by profession, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire born outside left (he could also play centre forward) Peter Bain taught in the Badenoch area for many years in Kingussie. He made his debut for Buckie Thistle in March 1927 where he spent two years before moving with his studies saw him play for Aberdeen University in the Aberdeen & District League in 1928-29. He returned to Highland League football with Keith and then Elgin City. He returned to Buckie Thistle for a season 1931-32 before a move to Keith in 1933.

He joined Partick Thistle in December 1933, making his Scottish League debut at the year end, and spent two and a half years with the Firhill club before being freed. In May 1936 he signed for Dundee United, making his debut in a 4-2 win at King’s Park (now Stirling Albion) at the start of the following season, but just seven months later he parted company with the club on 7th November 1936 by mutual consent after 3 goals in 10 appearances. He joined Raith Rovers briefly before returning to his roots to join Buckie Thistle for a third time. The Second World War ended his football career, Bain later becoming a very keen bowler, well known on the North East bowling scene as a stalwart member at Portsoy & Turriff. He died in 2011 at the ripe old age of 102!!

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