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When Billy met Ronnie at Boroughmuir

When Billy met Ronnie a little piece of history made at Meggetland

20 January 2015
Billy met Ronnie

Jan

20

When Billy met Ronnie a little piece of history made at Meggetland.

By Craig Dawson

Those who attended last week’s Boroughmuir Match Day Hospitality lunch witnessed a little bit of history being made.

Long time Boroughmuir member and former player Ronnie Browne best known as one half of the legendary Scottish folk music duo ‘The Corries’ met Scottish & British Lions winger Billy Steele.

Billy Steele was the man responsible for bringing "Flower Of Scotland" to the public’s attention. The song was written in 1968 by Ronnie's musical partner the late Roy Williamson (himself a former player for Edinburgh Wanderers).

On the Lions tour of South Africa in 1974 Billy introduced the song to the Lions tourists and it became a firm favourite of the players and was sung on bus on the way to every game.

The Lions won a memorable Test series and were awarded the Team of The Year and the 1974 BBC Sports Awards where the squad performed the song and the rest as they say is history.

Ronnie and Billy had never met until last Saturday so thanks to Norrie Rowan for arranging their meeting. Billy did say he was trying to work out what his share of 40 years of royalties would be!!!

Boroughmuir Rugby's Match Day Hospitality event have been a great seccess this season and the feedback from those who have attended has been really positive. 

To book your space at an upcoming Match Day Hospitality event, click here. You never know what bit of history might be made right in front of your eyes! 

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