Murray Beith Murray Partner Andrew Stephen looks forward to rugby returning to Goldenacre

Former Heriot’s player and Murray Beith Murray Partner Andrew Stephen is looking forward to soon visiting Goldenacre to see friends and enjoy watching rugby.

Murray Beith Murray is a long-term sponsor of Heriot’s Rugby Club and the law firm has a strong history of looking after the interests of club members and their families.

‘‘We are basically a people firm. We look after people’s wealth and have everything people need at every stage of life. We are a modern firm with old fashioned values,’’ Andrew said.

The law firm adapted quickly to the challenges of coronavirus with new measures such as workplace flexibility, now the new normal and this is likely to continue at the company after lock down ends.

‘‘I think it was quite strange at the start but if anything, I think we have been in contact with our clients more as a consequence,’’ Andrew said.

‘‘We have had to adapt and work remotely. We were able to get that in place quickly so our clients had business continuity immediately.’’

A George Heriot’s School alumni, Andrew played as a centre for the club and counts former teammates amongst his close friends.

‘‘I have not been down as much to Goldenacre as I would have liked but after restrictions are lifted, I will go down more. It is something you don’t appreciate until it’s gone,’’ he said.

Andrew remembers watching Scotland win the 1990 Five Nations Championship with a Grand Slam on a television his father had brought into hospital after suffering an ankle dislocation playing Musselburgh RFC.

He made his debut for Heriot’s during a 7s tournament in Currie, team mates including Alan Watt, Steve Paterson, Lorry Stevens, Andy Irvine, Peter Whitelaw and the late Mike ‘Sumo’ Livingstone.

 ‘‘That was my first memory with the club, we actually won the tournament. I have made wonderful friendships,’’ he said.

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