Tam Scobbie completes Shielfield move

The club is delighted to confirm that it has completed the signing of defender Tam Scobbie on a short-term deal until the end of 2021.

Scobbie, 33, brings to the ‘Gers squad a wealth of experience, having spent close to a decade in the Scottish Premier League with both Falkirk and St Johnstone.

Scobbie started his senior career at The Bairns in 2006 and stayed at his hometown club for six seasons, four of which were in the top flight.

In total, he played 185 times for Falkirk in all competitions, with one of his final matches being the 2012 Challenge Cup final, where The Bairns defeated Hamilton 1-0 to lift the trophy.

That summer, Scobbie moved on to St Johnstone and he spent five seasons in the Scottish Premier League with the Perth side, playing 128 times in all competitions, including some Europa League qualifying matches.

In 2017, the defender moved on to Dundee United – then in the Scottish Championship – and played frequently in his first season before being loaned out to Partick Thistle in the first half of the 2018/19 campaign and then Brechin City in the second half of the same season.

Released by The Tangerines in the summer of 2019, Scobbie has spent the past two seasons at Kelty Hearts, helping the club in their quest to gain promotion to the SPFL.

Scobbie goes straight into Stuart Malcolm’s squad for tomorrow night’s Lowland League clash against Bo’ness United.