It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our former Captain and President, Colin Maclean, who passed away in his sleep on Thursday morning.
Colin was a very gifted player, both as centre and winger, and a most competent goalkicker. He returned from Jordanhill in season 1967/68 and played for our first XV for 10 years. Colin was club captain from 1972 to 1974 and under his leadership Boroughmuir won the last Scottish unofficial club championship in season 1972/73. Colin also represented Edinburgh.
Colin was our President for three seasons from 2000 to 2003 and during that period, we won both the Scottish Cup (2001) and the Premiership League (2003).
Uniquely, Colin was both Captain and President at both Boroughmuir and Corstorphine, and his son’s Martin and Scott followed their Father’s footsteps in representing the two clubs.
Colin also represented the Club with distinction with the SRU and it was great to see him recently at the Centenary Re-union dinner in September with many of his old team mates - including Eck Mckenzie and Norrie Nicol
Colin was a bubbly effervescent individual who was always encouraging his colleagues. He was a great clubman and a colourful character who lived life to the full. He will be greatly missed at both Boroughmuir and Corstorphine.
Harry Pincott’s favourite memory of Colin (apart from playing) were mostly musical and how hard it was to get him to shut up. On away trips, as soon as the bus doors closed Colin would be up on his feet getting a sing song going which would last for hours. Colin was master of the sing song.
Colin was an avid and enthusiastic golfer who spent a lot of his time with his family in their holiday home in Javea, Spain and our sincere condolences go out to his wife Margot and their children, Martin, Nicki and Scott.
Colin’s funeral is at Warriston Crematorium on Wednesday 29th January at 11am and afterwards at the Royal Burgess Golf Club.