Ernest James Young Doig was born in Possilpark, Glasgow on April 11th 1924, A wing half who started his football career with Strathclyde F.C (the club went out of business in 1965)

On Wednesday 9th January 1946 Ernie signed on the dotted line at Falkirk, it is said that he signed the same day as a W.Brock who was discovered in a Prisoner of war football camp. Ernest made his debut on Saturday 12th January 1946 against Motherwell.

Ernest James Young Doig Brockville

Ernie Joined Kilmarnock in 1949, signed by manager Malcolm McDonald he would make his debut on the 13th August 1949 against St.Johnstone in the League Cup. He spent 3 seasons at Rugby Park winning the Ayrshire Cup in 1951 & 1952. Ernie would make 70 appearances scoring twice.

Ernest James Young Doig Ayrshire Cup

Moving to Tannadice in the summer of 1953 Ernie would have to wait for his debut due to an injury, he would eventually make his debut on the 31st October 1953 in a 3-2 defeat to Forfar. It would turn out to be his one and only appearance for Dundee United.

Ernest James Young Doig Forfar Dundee utd

6 months after signing for Dundee United Ernie would then move to Leith Athletic, Leith Athletic would go out of business in 1955. It would be revived in 1996.

Ernest James Young Doig leith athletic


He would finish his career at the Edinburgh Club. Ernie then went to work at Rolls Royce.

Married to Annie the couple would go onto have 3 children Kenneth, Ian and Heather.

Ernest James Young Doig died peacefully at home on the 18th October 2013, cremated at Daldowie Crematorium on the 25th October 2013.

Ernest James Young Doig, Master Mason Partick Saint Mary’s Lodge No.117

Ernest James Young Doig 117

Initiated 16th May 1951

Passed 20th June 1951

Raised 3rd October 1951

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