Obituary: Iain Ross

Iain Anderson Ross (Hillhead HSFP) won four caps for Scotland in the 1951 Five Nations Championship. He won his first cap against France at Colombes in Paris on 13 January 1951 – one of nine Scotland debutants that day – and it was a match not without controversy as an unsuccessful conversion attempt from France […]

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Bob Easson awarded British Empire Medal

Easson, former Director of Rugby at Edinburgh Accies, has always subscribed to the notion that he coaches people, rather than the specific sport and in his roles with sportscotland in recent years, Scotland’s Commonwealth Games boxers have been among the athletes to benefit from his guidance. Educated at Bell Baxter High School in Cupar, Howe […]

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Obituary: Eddie Renwick

Renwick, a prop forward, sustained a catastrophic injury while playing for Jed Thistle against Melrose in November 1988. His father Jimmy said today: “Eddie never once complained about his accident. He always wanted to do what he could to help the club.” That help included setting up the club website and social media and promoting […]

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Obituary: William (Bill) Smith

Bill grew up in Dunbar and played rugby for the High School and then Dunbar RFC. He worked for a local butcher who also had a shop in Edinburgh. Bill was given the opportunity to work in that shop and it was there that he formed his initial relationship with Forrester. It was also about […]

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Super ‘sleuthing’ traces relatives of Scotland cap

Scrum-half Lt James Michael Blair, known as Michael, educated at Edinburgh Academy and Oxford University, is one of 75 players to be awarded retrospective caps by the Scottish Rugby Custodian Board. Ten of those retrospective caps, awarded to players who represented Scotland in Services and Victory internationals both during and immediately after the Second World […]

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Teams to feature at Melrose Sevens in tribute to Eric Liddell

The iconic rugby sevens event, held at the Greenyards since the inception of the abbreviated form back in 1883, has been graced with some of the game’s most stellar names, from Fijian magician Waisale Serevi to former Wallabies star David Campese and numerous others besides. In homage to another rugby luminary, men’s and women’s squads […]

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Scotland set for North and South America tour

Beginning in North America, Scotland will take on the Canadians for the first time since 2018 in Edmonton where Scotland ran out 48-10 winners. The match will take place on Saturday 6 July at TD Place in Ottawa. Gregor Townsend’s men will then journey to Washington DC where they will play USA at Audi Field […]

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Obituary: Allan Quinn

The high point of a coaching career that spanned several decades was the Students World Cup in South Africa in 1996. As interim manager, Quinn, working alongside coaches the late Graham Hogg and Ian Barnes, steered Scotland to a 26-25 victory over New Zealand and saw them reach the final only to miss out to […]

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