A Dumbarton football legend is donating his shirt from one of the greatest days in the club’s history to form the centrepiece of a new 150th anniversary exhibition.

Murdo MacLeod will give the number six jersey he wore on the day Sons won promotion from the Second Division in 1995 to a special display by West Dunbartonshire Council marking 150 years of the club.

MacLeod was player-manager who went into that final-day clash with Stirling Albion knowing that only a win at Forthbank - against an Albion side who were also going for promotion - would be enough to secure a place in Scottish football's second tier.

Goals from Hugh Ward and Charlie Gibson earned Sons a 2-0 win and promotion alongside champions Morton - on a day never to be forgotten by the travelling Dumbarton support.

MacLeod said: “Dumbarton will always be important to me as it’s the rock on which my entire career was built – and it’s nice to be a part of the long history of one of the oldest clubs in the world.

“Over the years I was privileged to enjoy trophy success with a few clubs - Celtic, Borussia Dortmund, Hibs - but that day in Stirling when we secured promotion was as special a moment as any of them. And we celebrated just the same.”

It was amid those wild celebrations that MacLeod’s shirt was damaged, prompting his young daughters, Gilan and Marina, to add another unique element for fans to spot when the exhibition opens in October.

He added: “Somebody had ripped off part of my shirt number on the back, either during the game but more likely during the celebrations afterwards.

“So my kids took the initiative to get a black Sharpie pen and drew the rest of the number back in.

“A wee personal touch like that just makes the jersey even more special, and even now it gives me a wee smile when I look at it.

“I’m proud to have played my part in that promotion and hope that having my shirt on display will jog a few memories for people who were at Forthbank that day.”

MacLeod - for whom that match would turn out to be his last in a Dumbarton jersey and the second-last in his playing career - was recently inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame in recognition of his stellar service,  first as a teenager grabbing his big break and again, 15 years later, when he returned as player/manager.

He's now urging fans to get involved too by sharing their personal stories and unique memorabilia from a lifetime of following the Sons of The Rock.

The 150th anniversary exhibition will be on show at Dumbarton Library Heritage Centre from October 6 to December 17, and organisers would love to hear from fans who wish to contribute.

By sharing fans’ funny anecdotes, interesting stories about a memorable matchday, a favourite player or an unforgettable moment that remains special, their voice can help to build a unique local record of the club’s history.

Fans can share their contribution via email at collections@west-dunbarton.gov.uk – and are asked to include any photographs that help to illustrate the story.

Exhibition curators are also keen to expand the museum collection of objects relating to the club. If fans have memorabilia that they would consider donating just get in touch at the same email address with more information and a note of contact details so a member of the council’s Arts & Heritage team can get back to you.