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.