About the Memories’ Group
All meetings take place in Linlithgow Rugby Club at 10-30am, with the exception of the 30 September meeting which will start at 9-30am to allow people to stay on to watch the Scotland v Samoa RWC Pool Match.
All queries to one of the following:
Bert Lawson (07748-858885)
Gerry Keating (07764-627779)
Mike Wheatley (07434-913238)
Programme for 2019-2020
Gordon Bulloch – Memories Group Guest Speaker
Monday 25 November 2019
Former Scotland and British and Irish Lions player Gordon Bulloch was the guest speaker at Monday’s meeting of the Memories Club. For someone who claims not to be a regular speaker, Gordon was excellent and enthralled the 50 or so present with his stories of his times playing rugby. Our ace reporter, Hamish McIntyre, has penned a full report.
Joe Clark – Guest Speaker at Memories’ Group
Monday 28 October 2019
The Rugby Club Memories’ Group welcomed Joe Clark (Heriots and EROS Committee) as their guest speaker on Monday 28 October.
Memories Group Welcomes Sean Lineen
Monday 30 September 2019
The Memories’ Group first guest for the new season was Sean Lineen. An early start was made, so that attendees could watch the Scotland v Samoa Rugby World Cup match afterwards.
Programme for 2018-2019
Linlithgow Rugby’s Memories Club extends an open invitation both to Club Members and members from other clubs to come along to our monthly meetings or to our monthly walking rugby sessions. Our programme for the season is shown at the top of this page.
Memories Group Makes National Press
The Linlithgow Memories’ Group was featured in an article in the Sunday Times – click here to see a copy of the article and the relevant extract.
On Monday 24 June, black bitch Hugh McCann entertained the group with reminiscences about his life in football – you’ll be able to read more on this later this week, as our Ace Reporter Hamish was on hand to capture the key points.
The Memories’ Group now moves into the Summer Recess and, with a full programme planned for next season, resumes on Monday 30 September with former Scotland Grand Slam star Sean Lineen.
Photo: David Gibson/Fotosport
Last month, Scottish Rugby’s first female President, Dee Bradbury, was the guest of the Memories Group. Our ace reporter Hamish McIntyre was on hand to pen a few words on Dee’s address to the group.
One of Scotland’s finest all-round sportsmen, Donald Ford, addressed the Rugby Club Memories’ Group recently.
The Memories’ Group welcomed Olympic athlete and Linlithgow resident, Frank Clement, on Monday 25 March. Frank enthralled the group – there were nearly 50 members present – with a talk on how he got into athletics together with an insight into the Olympic Games.
Linlithgow’s own Ken McKenzie was the speaker at Monday’s Memories’ Group. Once again, over 50 people remembered to turn up and were entertained by a very interesting and informative presentation from Ken.
Fifty people came along to the January Memories’ Club meeting to listen to former British Lions’ captain and Scotland Grand Slam winning team member Finlay Calder. In a thoroughly entertaining address, Fin demonstrated his continued passion for the game – he is currently Chairman of Stewarts Melville Rugby Club.
The Memories’ Club welcomed Stephen Gallacher as its guest speaker on Monday 26 November. Another big gathering of around 50 people attended to hear a fascinating insight to the world of professional golf. Big thanks to Stephen for giving up his time and giving such an entertaining talk.
Howard Haslett was October’s guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Memories’ Club in the Mains Park Clubhouse and our intrepid journalist Hamish McIntyre was on hand to take some notes for the record.