Former St Mirren centre half Gordon McQueen has been inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame.
And he wasn’t alone as Barrhead-born Bob McPhail also had the honour bestowed upon him – 12 years after his death.
For McQueen, it marks a huge turnaround in his fortunes, after he was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx last year, a battle he thankfully won.
The towering defender made his name with Leeds United and Manchester United in the 1970s and ‘80s, but Saints fans will recall him starting his career at Love Street.
McQueen signed for St Mirren as an 18-year-old in 1970 and soon made the centre half position his own, despite initially wanting to be a goalkeeper.
But he had only played 57 times for the Buddies when Leeds gaffer Don Revie weighed in with a cheque for £30,000 and took him south.
He won a league title at Elland Road in 1974 but missed out on a European Cup final against Bayern Munich the following year because of suspension.
In 1978, he was sold to Manchester United, along with compatriot Joe Jordan, for a then massive £495,000 fee, and the duo won an FA Cup medal.
But he will always be remembered for his towering headed goal in the famous 2-1 win over England at Wembley in 1977, which sparked the post-match invasion of the pitch and dismantling of the goalposts!
After hanging up his boots, Big Mac returned to Paisley to take up a coaching position with St Mirren.
Meanwhile, Barrhead-born centre forward McPhail made his name with Rangers and was one of the most prolific attackers of his generation, scoring 261 goals in 408 competitive games for the Ibrox side.
His haul of 230 league strikes was a Light Blues record for more than 50 years until Ally McCoist broke it with a tally of 251. McPhail also played for St Mirren in 1941.
One of seven brothers, four of whom played in the same Barrhead Ashgrove team, he was inspired by his brother Malcolm, who signed for Kilmarnock and won a Scottish Cup winners medal.
Meanwhile, Bob lined up for Scotland schoolboys before joining Arthurlie, and then moving on to Airdrie, where he emulated his brother by winning a Scottish Cup medal at just 17.
Known as ‘Greetin’ Boab’ on the pitch, he played alongside the great Hughie Gallacher at Airdrie and scored 70 times for the Diamonds, which earned him a move to Ibrox.
He stayed at Rangers for 14 years and smashed all sorts of goal-scoring records, before making the short move from Barrhead to Paisley, where he played a handful of wartime games for St Mirren.
McPhail quit football after a coaching stint at Ibrox to look after his electrical business, and died in 2000, aged 94.
Both McQueen and McPhail were honoured at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow this week along with former Arsenal star Frank McLintock, Hibs legend Pat Stanton and Andrew Watson, the first black player to play for Scotland.