It is with great sadness that we relay the news of the death of Ken Scotland.
Born in 1936 Ken began his rugby journey at George Heriot’s School and, in addition to Heriot’s Rugby Club, also played rugby for Cambridge University and the Army. Ken was capped 27 times by Scotland and toured with the British & Irish Lions to New Zealand in 1959.
Ken was a regular attendee at Goldenacre on Saturday afternoons continuing to support his club team until prevented by his recent ill health. He was not only a great rugby player but a true gentleman who was known and loved by so many and will be truly missed.
We will be having a tribute fitting for a true great of Heriot’s and Scottish rugby on Saturday 21st January given by Andy Irvine at our pre-match lunch ahead of the Heriot’s Blues V Edinburgh Accies game and there will be a minute silence observed ahead of the game.
Our thoughts are with Ken’s wife Doreen and the rest of his family at this very sad time.
The memorial service is at Warriston Crematorium, Lorimer Chapel at 11am on Friday 20th January with the reception at the rugby clubhouse at Goldenacre afterwards.
Ken’s family have asked that people do not send flowers, rather make a donation in his memory to St Columbas Hospice, Edinburgh or My Name’5 Doddie foundation.
For those unable to attend the service there will also be a livestream via the link below: