AFC Heritage Trust

AFC Heritage Trust In Search of History

The AFC Heritage Trust is on the lookout for some “hidden gems” that could be put on display at Aberdeen FC’s new stadium at Kingsford.

Jock Gardiner and Bob Bain are leading the new campaign to raise money for the planned heritage centre, with the Dons diehards having already raised £7,000 towards their goal.

They are now looking for the Red Army to unearth history and are on the hunt for exhibits.

Mr Gardiner said: “Between us, we’ve been to thousands of matches, both at home and away.

“We both have programmes and mementoes that we’ve collected over the years that we hold dear – but we know there are probably even bigger fans out there than us, with even bigger collections.

“While we’re fundraising for a new museum to celebrate Aberdeen’s history, we’d love to see what unique items fans have out there.”

And on Monday, to raise more money towards the museum, they are preparing to travel 500 miles across the north and north-east.

They have an early start on Monday morning, leaving at 5am, with the aim of visiting all 18 Highland League clubs within 18 hours.

Bob Bain said: “The club has so many connections to the Highland League that this journey seemed like the perfect opportunity to celebrate that shared history, while raising funds for the new museum.”

You can donate to their epic trip via Just Giving on their page here:

Aberdeen FC’s heritage trust is independent of the club and run by volunteers.

People can donate towards the museum at

Those who don’t wish to part with any treasured souvenirs have been asked to get involved by tweeting photos of them, using the hashtag #AFC18in18