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Jim Gilchrist


Gala Rugby are saddened to announce the passing of former Club President Jim Gilchrist after a protracted period of ill health.

Jim was an officer and a boy in the 3rd Galashiels Boy’s Brigade at St Peter’s Church and played his rugby for Gala Wanderers and Gala 2nds.

He was instrumental in forming the Gala Rugby Football Supporters Club in the 80’s and then along with the late Donald Fairgrieve and Jim Riddell in the September of 1996 setting up the ever popular Friday Lunches.

Jim had the honour of becoming the Gala Rugby Football Club President from 1995 to 1997 and being President of the Border League at the same time both of which he carried out with great distinction. Jim was also elected a Life Member of the Club.

Our condolences go out to his wife Mary family David, Derek and Carol at this sad time.

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