Rutherglen, Lanarkshire born inside left Harry Borland played for junior club Rutherglen Glencairn and played for them in the 1927 Scottish Junior Cup Final, where his performance alerted him to Clyde, who signed him in the 1927 close season. He made his Scottish League debut in a defeat at St Mirren that August. In 1930 he was described as “a forcing inside forward and a good purveyor of the ball, he can also play at inside right”. In April 1930 he scored one of the goals in a shock 2-0 win over Celtic at Parkhead.
In July 1931 he left Shawfield after 31 goals for Clyde in 110 appearances and went to play for Glentoran in the Irish League, where he twice represented The Irish League, in a defeat to The Football League at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool in September 1931, and then in a 3-2 victory over The Scottish League at Windsor Park, Belfast the following month, when Joe Bambrick scored the winner. Borland had a season with The Glens before joining Greenock Morton, where he scored twice in 23 appearances during 1932-33, but his career thereafter is uncertain.