A FOOTBALL club in Johnstone will screen a newly-released short film about the history of Scottish football this Monday.

The Auld Game – directed by Sammie Andie Bennett - takes audiences on a whirlwind tour of football, matching archive film with the explosive sound of folk band Peat & Diesel to explore the people and the teams that make the sport so special across the country.

The film be screened at 7.30pm in the Thorn Athletic Sports Academy and features infamous clashes with England, iconic Scottish teams, star players and adoring fans over the decades.

The Auld Game is supported by Film Hub Scotland and Film Hub North, which is part of the BFI's FAN Network.

It is a major coup for the Thorn and they are delighted to have struck a partnership to screen the film, which will also show this month at the Eden Court venue in the Highlands and An Lanntair in the Outer Hebrides.

Mark McGee, chair of the Thorn Athletic Community Trust, said: “Once again we are pushing the boundaries with our capabilities and facilities by screening a film for the first time.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase the film and we are delighted that the director Sammie Andie Bennett will join us on the night.

“We are sure it will be an interesting watch for football fans both young and old”

Entry is £5 for adults and children can go free if they are accompanied by an adult. Tea and coffee will also be provided.

Funds will be split between the Thorn Athletic Community Trust and the film providers.

To book for the screening, email enquiries@thornathletic.com or pay at the door on Monday night.

For further information, contact Mark McGee on 0788 755 1234.