Published: 11/01/2019 14:33 - Updated: 11/01/2019 14:44

Shock death of Highland Rugby Club stalwart

Written byDonald Wilson


Alisdair Wemyss
Alisdair Wemyss.

One of Highland Rugby Club's most respected coaches and former players has died suddenly.

Alisdair "Porky" Wemyss (62) collapsed and died suddenly yesterday.

Head coach at Highland Rugby Club, Dave Carson, said he couldn't believe it when he heard the news.

"He was a fantastic player and was in the First Division with Highland at the age of 17 and played at representative level for North Midland," he said.

"I started playing with him in 1982. He was affectionately known throughout Scottish rugby as 'Porky' and he will be a massive loss to the game."

All of the club's matches scheduled for this weekend have been cancelled as a mark of respect.

For more information, including more tributes to Mr Wemyss, see Tuesday's Inverness Courier.

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