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|Armitage, Dr .William|
|Boswell, Annabella Alexandrina Campbell Innes (1826-1914) of Garrallan|
|Boswell, Patrick Charles Douglas of Garrallan|
|Hardie, James Keir|
|Hughes, Nan Hardie|
|Latta, Sir John|
|McCowan, Sir David|
|McTurk, James Keir Hardie|
|Todd, Adam Brown|
|Warrick, Rev. John|
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Burley, GeorgeGeorge Burley born 1956(professional footballer, Scottish internationalist and football manager) was born in Cumnock on 3rd June 1956. In 1972 he joined Ipswich Town – making his senior debut in 1973 against Manchester United at Old Trafford, where was given the job of marking George Best. In 1978 he helped Ipswich to upset the odds to defeat Arsenal 1-0 in FA Cup final. In 1981 he played an integral part in Ipswich Town finishing runner-up to Aston Villa in First Division. In total, this polished attacking left-back made more than 500 appearances for Ipswich Town as well as picking up 11 senior caps for Scotland.
In 1985, he headed North to Sunderland, a move that started a mini-tour of Britain. George came South again to join Gillingham, then packed his bags and set off for Scotland and Motherwell in 1989. In 1990 he was appointed player/manager of Ayr United but three years later he moved to Falkirk as a player before returning to Motherwell as player/coach. A year later, he was on his way across the border again - this time to Colchester to become player/manager in June 1994. A fine start at Colchester soon brought him to the attention of Ipswich Town once more, and he resigned at Colchester on December 24th, 1994 before being appointed Ipswich boss four days later.
Under the chairmanship of David SHEEPSHANKS, George built an entertaining young team at Ipswich and in 2000 he took his team into the Premiership. The team finished the season in fifth position, qualifying for the UEFA Cup, thereby returning European football to Ipswich for the first time in 20 years. George was suitably rewarded with the LMA Manager of the Year and Carling Premiership Manager of the Year awards. Unfortunately, their success was not to be repeated the following season and they returned to Division One.
In 2002-3 Season Ipswich won a place in the UEFA Cup through the Fair Play League but George was sacked after poor a poor league performance. He was appointed as interim manager of Derby County on 31st March 2003. He signed a 2-year contract with Derby on 6th May 2003. George was appointed manager of Hearts Football Team in the summer of 2005. He made a sensational start to his first job north of the border by leading Hearts on an unbeaten run of 10 league games to stand top of the Scottish Premier League. George left Hearts on 22nd October 2005 after a disagreement with Romanov - the owner of the team.
George was appointed manager of the Scotland Football Team in January 2008 taking over from Alex. MCLEISH - who very nearly took the team to the European Championships. George has the task of trying to take the Scotland team to the next Football World Cup.
16th November 2009 - George is no longer the manager of the Scotland Football Team.