Jack was as much a feature of the Greenyards as the Eildon Hills. Watching from one of the domestic game in Scotland’s great vantage points, the Melrose Press Box, Jack was never short of a wise observation, always delivered gently, never with any malice. Last year, he was inducted into the Melrose club’s Sevens Hall […]
Sadly, after a long illness, Aileen died peacefully in her sleep overnight Monday/Tuesday on the island of Islay. Our thoughts are with Ian, his family and friends at this time. Aileen’s funeral will take place at the Round Church, 45 Main St, Bowmore, Isle of Islay PA43 7JJ at 11.30am on Friday 8 September.
Charles Gordon Hodgson won two caps for Scotland on the left wing against Ireland and England in 1968. He made his debut in Dublin when he was a late replacement on the eve of the match for the injured Hamish Keith. Born in Lenzie on 11 May 1938, Hodgson attended the High School of Glasgow […]
Oliver won three caps for Scotland between 1987 and 1991 in an era where replacements were only permitted due to injury. In a familiar refrain, Scotland were blessed with quality scrum-halves when Oliver was in his pomp, with British Lions and fellow Borderers Roy Laidlaw and Gary Armstrong (among others) vying with him for the […]
Ray Megson was a trailblazer both professionally and in his pastime to which he devoted so much, rugby. Born in Sheffield, his family moved to Australia, where he spent his childhood. He came to Scotland when his parents’ marriage was over and began schooling at Douglas Ewart High School in Newton Stewart in Dumfries & […]
William Keith Linford Relph won four caps for Scotland throughout the 1955 Five Nations Championship. He made his debut against France away but his first international appearance at Murrayfield was a landmark occasion. The 14-8 victory over Wales on 5 February 1955, marked Scotland’s first win after a sequence of 17 successive defeats. And he […]
Bryan Murray Gossman was born on 5 May 1951 in Ardrossan. He was educated at Ardrossan Academy and played three seasons in the school first XV and two with Ardrossan Accies before he joined West of Scotland in the 1972-73 season. He enjoyed more than ten years in the Glasgow district side, playing at both […]