The Founders Trail Trip to Rosneath. Sunday 31st March 2013.


As we continue to promote and celebrate the lives of our Founders we’re delighted to announce a guided bus tour into ‘ Founders Country’.

During the Tour we’ll also visit the resting place of Tom Vallance.

The Tour will depart from Ibrox Stadium on Sunday 31st March 2013 ( Easter Sunday )

The Tour itinerary is as follows :
11.00 Depart Ibrox Stadium.

11.30 Hillfoot Cemetery Bearsden. Final resting place of Tom Vallance.

12.00 Depart Hillfoot Cemetery.
On route to Garelochhead we will point out many locations linked to Rangers over the years.

13.00 Arrive Garelochhead and Rosneath.
We will visit Bendarroch Park where our Founders returned during our early years with their newly formed Rangers team to participate in the Garelochhead New Years Day Games.

We will visit the homes of Peter Campbell and Moses McNeil and pay our respects at Moses final resting place in the churchyard at Rosneath.
14.30 Lunch and refreshments will be available at the Rosneath Castle Park.

16.00 Depart Garelochhead .

17.00 Arrive Ibrox Stadium.
Adults £15
Senior Citizens and Children ( Under 16) £13.
(Please note that Lunch and Refreshments are not included in the price.)

If you’d like to reserve your seat please send an email to

For further information please call. 0790 2855536

The Founders Trail and The Rangers Development Fund.


The Rangers FC Development Fund (RDF) was founded in 1964 with the specific aim to raise funds for the development of Rangers FC. To date over £120m of revenue has been raised and RDF has helped to fund the reconstructed Govan, Copland and Broomloan Stands. RDF also funded the buying of the land in Auchenhowie to build the Rangers training centre. RDF funds are raised primarily from Rangers Lotto and Rising Stars (half time draw) ticket sales together with profits from the sale of Stadium Bricks. Additional revenue is also raised from the sale of Rangers Scratchcards and Raffle tickets. All RDF profits are donated to the Rangers FC Youth Programme to help fund our future stars.

Since the Founders Trail was launched in 2009 we have supported various charities including Erskine, the Davie Cooper Centre and Yorkhill Hospital.
During the Tour we take great pride in highlighting that our Founders were only teenagers when they first took to the field under the name of Rangers in 1872.  They held their first Annual Meeting in 1873 when only aged 16 and 17, and began their fight to establish Rangers among the major Clubs in the country.
Over the last 12 months our Club has been through the most traumatic period in our history but the shining light for us through those dark days has been the emergence of our talented youth players. The future of our Club is now, as it always should have been, firmly on their young shoulders.
With this in mind The Founders Trail is delighted to launch our partnership with The Rangers  Development Fund.


The Founders Trail and Ibrox Stadium Tour 2013.


The Founders Trail, in association with Rangers Football Club and The Rangers Development Fund, is delighted to launch our Tour programme for 2013

Our first Tours of the year will be on Sunday 10th March, Sunday 21st April, Sunday 19th May and Sunday 23rd June.

Join us on a journey of discovery back to 1872 when The Rangers were just the dream of a group of young kids who gathered on Fleshers Haugh. They had no ball, no football kit and used a bush on the green as a changing room.

Their Club, which they nurtured, was to become the world’s most successful and it all happened on the streets of Glasgow.

Our journey takes us to the area of Fleshers Haugh where The Rangers played their first ever match, we also visit Glassford Street, Union Street, Berkeley Street, Burnbank, Kinning Park, Craigton Cemetery and many other places of interest before finishing off our day with a tour of our magnificent Ibrox Stadium.

During our journey we have a 30 minute break at the West of Scotland Cricket Ground in Partick which was the scene of the Rangers first ever Scottish Cup Final in 1877. It gives everyone a chance to unwind, grab a beer or soft drink and a bite to eat at a beautiful and historical setting.

Adults : £19
Children (under 16) and Senior Citizens £14.

Group discounts are available upon request.

To reserve your seat just send an email to :

For further information phone : 0790 2855536

An insight into our research is here our website.

They Only Stole To See The Rangers!


As Rangers supporters continue to break attendance records up and down the country, here’s two young fans who took matters into their own hands in order to see our very first Scottish Cup Final in 1877.  Wonder what the ‘several luxuries’ included?

Glasgow Herald - Tuesday 17 April 1877

Glasgow Herald – Tuesday 17 April 1877