As part of To Absent Friends,
a festival of storytelling and remembrance taking place across Scotland between 1-7 November, we'd like to draw together stories from around the world of Scottish rugby, remembering the greats who are no longer with us.
Scottish Rugby have put together this video remembering some absent friends...
But we want to hear from you too. Who do you remember from the world of Scottish rugby? It doesn't have to be a player. It could be a coach, a fan, anyone who you think ought to be remembered for their contribution to their club or country.
Send us your suggestion with a picture and 60-80 words on why they are remembered so fondly to Rebecca and we'll include them in the galllery below...
Murrayfield Wanderers are celebrating 40 years since they became the first rugby club in Scotland to start Mini rugby (in 1975), on Sunday 22 November, and are inviting any past coaches and officials to get in contact with the club. Unfortunately, some of those helpers are no longer with us.
So we would like to send our appreciation to John Shearer. He was (and still is) very much appreciated.
John ran his own building and service company, from his office in Randolph Place, Edinburgh. He was married to Mary and had a son (Ian), and lived on Gorgie Road.
John joined MW during their stay at Greenside Lodge on Corstorphine Road. He helped out at Mini rugby, and then moved onto Midi rugby (ie High School kids), which he held together for many a year. In his characteristic red anorak, he was seen in all weathers helping the kids and also watching the adults on a Saturday.
John unfortunately passed away in the 1990s.
He continues to be missed, but still inspires us.
Murrayfield Wanderers are celebrating 40 years since they became the first rugby club in Scotland to start Mini rugby, with an event on Sunday 22 Nov. MW are inviting any past coaches/officials to get in contact with the club. Unfortunately, some of those helpers are no longer with us.
So we would like to log our appreciation of Alec Telfer's efforts.
Alec came from Hawick, and latterly lived in Barnton. He was the father of Colin Telfer, a renowned stand-off for Scotland. He worked for United Biscuits. Alec helped out at the Minis within a couple of years of it starting up. He started up the "missionary" work of visiting schools, which is now taken on by the club by employing a full-time Development Officer. With all that enthusiasm, he became a keystone in organising and running the mini section. Alec also organised running camps for kids for the SRU, another initiative which has spread across Scotland.
Alec unfortunately passed away in around 2010. But he continues to inspire us!
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