From an early age, Mickey Weir was told that he would be too small to be a professional footballer.

But by the age of 34, Mickey had lifted the Scottish League Cup and played professional football for Hibernian, Luton Town, Millwall and Motherwell.

A tough childhood, in the housing schemes of Pilton (Edinburgh) meant that Mickey had to battle hard for his achievements. Many of his childhood friends indulged themselves with alcohol and drugs and many were lost to addiction.

Promising to be a truly inspiring and entertaining read; his book will recall triumph over adversity, promising to lift the reader over every hurdle that has been thrown in Mickey’s way.


Andy MacVannan takes a historical stroll round the Scottish Border town of Peebles. Along the way he is often accompanied by local history enthusiast Ian Lidster. Delving deeper into the town's more unusual history he will chat with many of it's local inhabitants and discover what makes this little town so unique.

I regret to inform you that I have decided to withdraw my involvement in the film ‘We are Hibernian’.

My decision is primarily based on the fact that I cannot work anymore with Paul Docherty (the film’s Director).

I’m not sure whether Paul will be continuing to make the film but I have advised that he changes the title in order that my previous book should not be associated with his own work

I have requested that Paul send me footage of all interviews incase any interviewees would like to view it.

I truly thank all contributors to the project as I realise that you gave up your valuable time to participate. It is not my ‘style’ to ask for contributions (without results) either.

I am bitterly disappointed that the project has come to an end!

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 Andy MacVannan

- Author and Musician -

"History is alive within every single one of us because we all have a story to tell. I  strive to make these recollections come alive, just like they did when I first heard them."

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