Obituary: Gerry Tosh

A former player for the Dundee High School FP club, Gerry spent many years on the club committee, including as President from 2009-15 and from 2017-20. He was a prime mover in the merging of Dundee HSFP and Morgan FP Rugby Clubs to form Dundee Rugby Club and during his term of office, the club […]

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Obituary: Eric Grierson

Grierson was one of seven referees from the Hawick club who have taken charge of international rugby matches. A diminutive and charismatic figure, his debut was the Ireland v South Africa match in 1970 and he was in charge subsequently of France v England in 1972, Wales v Ireland in 1973 and England v France […]

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Obituary: Jack Dun

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 […]

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Greig Oliver Memorial Service

The service will take place in the main stand at Mansfield Park, Hawick on Wednesday 20 September from 12 noon. All are welcome to attend and Greig’s family has requested that club ties can be worn.

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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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