Glasgow rugby loses a legend with passing of Jim Taylor MBE

A stalwart of the Hearts & Balls rugby charity as both a fundraiser and supporter of rugby players who – like himself – had suffered serious injury playing the game

Jim Taylor with wife Sandra. Image: Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Jim Taylor with wife Sandra. Image: Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

THE Scottish rugby community – particularly in Glasgow – has lost one of its great characters with the death of Jim Taylor MBE, aged 67.

He was a well-known and popular face at Scotstoun where he worked in various roles with Glasgow Warriors’  for 12 years up until earlier this year, and he was awarded his MBE for services to charity and sport in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, largely in recognition of his tireless work with the Hearts & Balls rugby charity, both in fundraising and supporting rugby players who – like himself   had suffered serious injury playing the game.

The former Kelvinside Academicals player broke his neck in 1978 when a rugby scrum collapsed during a game against Old Aloysians. He is survived by his wife Sandra.

Read a recent interview with Jim HERE.

A full obituary will be published in due course.


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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including he Herald/Sunday Herald, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Daily Record, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.

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