Billy Lamont

I see from the club website that former manager Billy Lamont has died.

He joined us as manager in 1981 after achieving the feat of getting East Stirlingshire promoted from the bottom flight in 1980 (something they’d only achieved four times before then and never since.) He left us in 1984 to join Falkirk but the team he had put together for us went into the top division at the end of that season, the last time we graced the highest echelon of Scottish football.

He left to go to manage Falkirk and gained promotion with them too.

In 1990 he came back and took us to promotion from the Second Division as champions in 1992. That team was good to watch.

His is a record that makes him one of the most successful managers we have ever had and a fondly remembered club legend.

Billy Lamont: 12/5/1936 – 8/10/2021. So it goes.

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