MOURNERS have gathered in Cardross to pay tribute to Scottish football legend and Vale man, Drew Busby.

Family and friends of the former footballer, who was also a familiar face as the landlord of the Waverley Bar, joined to remember Drew and celebrate his life at Cardross Crematorium on July 13.

The Reporter recently told how the former Vale of Leven, Hearts, Airdrieonians, Morton and Queen of the South player – who was also the long-serving landlord of the Waverley Bar on West Bridgend – passed away at home on Friday, July 1 following a period of illness, aged 74.

While he enjoyed a stellar professional career in the game, Busby is fondly remembered for his spell with the Vale, having spent three seasons at Millburn Park after moving into the juniors in 1967.

The powerful striker and midfielder also scored 55 goals in 178 league appearances for Hearts and fans of the Gorgie side still sing about him.

A post on the Waverley Bar’s Facebook page read: “As a family we wanted to thank all those that helped us say goodbye to our Drew yesterday and sharing your own memories of him with our family.

“We wanted to thank all those that gathered in West Bridgend at the pub, it was amazing to see such support and there were quite a few tears in the cars when we saw it all.

“To all those that joined us at the crematorium and in the Abbotsford, thank you. We have been overwhelmed by all of your support and love.”

The funeral service was streamed online and is still available to view at: