Scott, Denis Law and Bertie Auld
was that good.He
played in the infamous relegation encounter when Falkirk
could only draw 2-2 with Raith at Brockville, and Dunfermline beat Partick 10-1 at East End Park.Bert
trooped off the Brockville pitch for the last time as a Bairn, and the upset was evident.Bert
was heart-broken at the result and the implications for the club.He
was transferred to Liverpool, as part of the deal which brought Tommy Younger to Falkirk
as player-manager, and quickly became a favourite at Anfield.He
debut on August 22nd 1959, away to Cardiff where Liverpool lost 3-2.He
won a Second Division Championship medal in 1961/62.
After a spell in golf management in England and Spain, the family returned to Scotland and Bert
later acted as a coach at Hibs
and as Chief Scout for Dundee.He
made several visits to Brockville and was always assured of a real warm welcome.It was fitting that Bert
attended the first match at the new Falkirk
Stadium between Dundee and Falkirk, and the two teams competed for the Slater - Merchant Trophy.