Cheers to you, David
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Ken Crawford (left) presents David Kiltie (right) with a bottle of whisky. Photo by Ian Hewitt. Contributed by Jim Millar.

MAYBOLE readers may be struggling to think of a connection between local man David Kiltie and Rangers FC! But there was David accepting a bottle of luxury Scotch from Ken Crawford, stadium manager at Ibrox, home of the Glas­gow football giants. Ken has his roots in Maybole, and surprised David with the gift at Carrick Sports Club during the festive season. The stadium boss also had David blushing with an impromptu speech of praise that stopped just short of calling for a statue to be erected! Ken joked later: "Maybe that wouldn't be such a bad idea! "But seriously, David makes a huge contribution to life in Maybole. "He's involved in umpteen community organisations - all on a volunteer basis. "And he's one of the main people behind a wonderful Maybole website which has admirers all over the world." The website highlighted that a Maybole team once faced Rangers in the Scottish Cup. That was a second round tie at Ibrox on January 27, 1900, when Maybole went down 12-0. But it was no shame on Maybole, who were one of the best teams in Ayrshire in their day. ( From the Ayrshire Post. January 2002. ) See also another article which appeared in the Ayrshire Post in June of 2002 honouring David's service to the community.