Obituary: Alan Cruickshanks

Alan first joined Paisley RFC when he was 11 years of age. The tight-head prop spent two seasons captaining a combined Paisley/Bishopton team at U14 level before playing with Garnock RFC’s U16 side. In 2019, a change in Alan’s health saw him seek a shift in his involvement in rugby, moving from playing to coaching […]

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Obituary: Aileen McLauchlan

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.

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Obituary: Billy Adams

It is with saddened hearts that we let you know of the passing of our good friend Billy Adams, very peacefully at Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin and after a courageous fight against cancer. Billy was a club stalwart from his playing days through to carrying out various roles at committee level and was our immediate […]

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Charlie Hodgson

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 […]

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Greig Oliver

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 […]

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Obituary: Ronnie Lamb

Ronald Hunter Lamb was educated at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh and went on to read geography and public and social administration/business studies at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University from 1961-65. He won three Blues in the 1962, 1963 and 1964 Varsity matches and was part of a strong Scottish contingent during that period at […]

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Obituary: John Roxburgh

John Hampton Roxburgh, a stand-off at Jordanhill College in his playing days, was appointed Scottish Rugby’s first Technical Director for Coaching in the 1975-76 season. In addition to also playing for Glasgow District, Roxburgh went on to coach Glasgow too.  Former Scotland coach Richie Dixon, who came under his wing at Jordanhill and with the […]

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Ray Megson

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 & […]

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Dave McDonald: Obituary

Dave was a well-known all-round sportsman who had a passion for rugby, American football and judo, gaining black-belt status. In his life outside of sport, in the 1970s Dave was a hotelier, running the now vanished Sullom Voe Hotel. Whilst in Shetland Dave founded the Sullom Voe Wanderers RFC also known as ‘The Oil Blacks’, […]

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Obituary: Gordon Masson

Gordon Baxter Masson was first elected to the Scottish Rugby Union General Committee in 1973-74 as North District representative. He became a Special Representative in 1982-83 and became the Union’s 105th President in season 1991-92. A proud Gordonian – he was a scrum-half in his playing days – Masson was a senior partner at Burnett […]

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