THE last British Legion club in Glasgow is looking for football fans to help it in its fight to keep it open.

The branch in Knightswood has suffered from falling numbers and is facing rising costs to keep its club going.

It has been granted permission to hold a bucket collection outside Ibrox when Rangers play their home leg of their Europa League qualifying tie next week.

It hopes that fans will want to help out and donate cash to keep a long-standing ex-forces tradition alive in Glasgow.

The club is also looking at setting up a crowdfunding initiative on JustGiving to help raise cash.

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Barclay McCran, Branch President, said they want to save the last Legion club in the city.

He said: “It is an appeal to save the club which is in danger of closing through a lack of income.

“We don’t want it to close. It is the only one left in Glasgow.”

He added: “I want to thank Rangers for allowing us to hold the collection.”

He said the club is a lifeline for many ex-servicemen and women and for many older people in the community.

Mr McCran would also like to see more people apply to join as members and see what facilities the club has.

The British Legion Club is open to anyone and anyone in the Glasgow area can join.

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The Knightswood Royal British Legion club is in Cairntoul Drive, Knightswood, and is close to Garscadden Railway Station

The Knightswood branch has been open since 1944 and has had thousands of members over the years. But from a high of almost 2000, it is now down to around 230.

Changing patterns of social life and fewer ex-service personnel has led to a drop in membership.

There are 160 Branches of the Royal British Legion across Scotland and 60 associated clubs.

It was established in 1921 when charities formed to help soldiers from the First World War amalgamated.