Local boy Harry began his career with the Dons in 1946, long before the arrival of Buckley from St Johnstone. Harry had been a stand out with local juvenile side St Clement and it was from them that Aberdeen secured Harry's signature
during the 1946 close season. He made his first team debut on Christmas Day 1947 but didn't become an established member of the first team until 1949. Yorston was a durable, strong running, big hearted inside forward who, despite his lack of a sprinters pace, had a real talent for scoring. Occasionally Harry missed the easier opportunities presented to him and as a result was sometimes pilloried by certain sections of the home support. However, his overall scoring record rightly places him right up there near the top of the list of Dons' all time greats. Harry became an almost permanent fixture at inside right from 1949 onward
and he forged a great partnership with the elegant George Hamilton.
Harry was capped by the Scottish League and was the subject of several enquiries from south of the border but he remained at Pittodrie where his goal scoring and hard work at inside right aided the Dons to their run of close calls in the Scottish Cup and then the championship itself in 1955. Yorston's call up for Scotland came in October 1954 when he was selected to play against Wales at Cardiff and as already mentioned he aided team-mate Paddy Buckley in a 1-0 win. Unfortunately for Harry he was discarded after that one brief appearance in a move not untypical of the Scottish selectors of the day. With the Dons, Harry went on to establish the club's all time goal scoring record with 141 League and Cup goals and an overall total not far short of 200 in all competitions. Harry retired from senior soccer at the tender age of 28 in 1957 to take up full time employment as a fish market porter but continued to turn out in the Highland League with the likes of Buckie Thistle, Fraserburgh, Deveronvale and Lossiemouth.
Died: Aberdeen, 14th June 1992