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Ken Ross

Boroughmuir's First Scotland Cap

27 July 2021



Ken Ross
1937 - 2021

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Boroughmuir Life Member, ex-captain, and our first ever Scotland cap, Ken Ross.

Ken played for Boroughmuir from 1954 to 1965 with a short break for national service when he represented the Royal Navy and Hampshire county.

After outstanding displays for Boroughmuir and Edinburgh, Ken was selected for Scotland in Jan 1961 to play Flanker against the touring Springboks.

He was selected 11 times for his country over three years including a fantastic display against Ireland scoring 2 tries for a famous victory by 16 points to 8.

There is a lovely Obituary on the SRU website, click here.


Ken captained Boroughmuir in season 1964/65, his last for Boroughmuir as business took him away from Edinburgh.

He continued to follow Boroughmuir at every opportunity and it was a delight to see him up at Canal Park in Inverness recently supporting the Boroughmuir Club 1st XV against Highland (pictured below).

A more, fuller tribute will be published next week.

There will be a short silence followed by applause immediately before the Boroughmuir Bears v Heriots game this Friday evening.   

Our thoughts are Ken Ross’s widow, Joan, daughters Tiffany and Trisha, son Gavin, grandchildren Flora, Hebe, Willow, Una and Chrissie and all his many friends.

Kenny Ross at Highland
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