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Sad News For Highland

By Peter Martin

It is with a heavy heart that we pass on the news of the sudden death of Alister ‘Porky’ Wemyss.

He is a club legend with his loss keenly felt by everyone at the Club, especially as he was so involved with the current success at Highland.

Porky first played for the 1st XV at the age of 17 and went on to play at a very high level as Highland hit the big time, holding his own with many legends of the Scottish game. He also went on to play for the then district side North Midlands. When he retired from playing he had a light association with coaching until current Head Coach Dave Carson brought him into the current coaching staff. He played a vital role in helping drive Highland back up through the leagues from Caledonia Division 2 North to National 2 and poised to win promotion to National 1.

His was a great coach with a wealth of knowledge to pass onto young players. The club will post details as we have them about the funeral arrangements and wishes to pass on its sincere condolences to his wife Val and his wider family.

All competitive matches this weekend have been postponed by Highland as a mark of respect and as a way of reflecting on Porky, his life and contribution to Highland Rugby Club the clubhouse will be open at 3pm on Saturday with all welcome. The bar will be open and food will be available.

Another servant of the club passed away today, J.A.D. MacCallum. Alasdair, as he was known, was a long time member and President of the club from 1979 to 1982. We will also keep you updated on further details.

The only rugby at the club will be on Sunday as the Minis and Micros resume their 11am training sessions.

This Weekend’s Matches Postponed
(Apart from Minis & Micros on Sunday)

Saturday, 12th January 2019
Open Clubhouse to Remember Porky
3pm, drinks and food

Updated 15:56 - 18 Jan 2019 by Peter Martin

Where next?

Win Two Matches For Porky! The club has certainly gone through the emotional wringer after the sudden loss of Coach and club legend Alister ‘Porky’ Wemyss.


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