The January Memories meeting at the club was another great success. Brian Robertson the club photographer and parent supporter extraordinaire shared his memories and photographs from over the past eighteen years. Brian talked poignantly and proudly about the boys, girls, men and women who have come through the club and gone on to great honours and even full international success.
Not only does Brian record the successes of our club but also the backing volunteers who make for this success. His photos show the bravery of a young girl leading her team to shake hands with a boy twice her size. There is the rainbow which appears over the club the castle, and the monument that makes this the most photogenic club in the world (my thoughts and Brian’s). Many of the photos are displayed in the Parker Suite so are available for us all to enjoy.
As his sporting photography developed Brian increasingly covered the first xv, the Super6 and women’s success. All the while showing the social side of rugby so like Easton Roy in his many retirement matches. This led him to travel officially with the Scotland team to the World Cup in France last year. Brian continued to seek the perfect rugby photo and thought it was coming in the World Cup as Blair Kinghorn sped towards him in the in-goal area only for him to sprint away under the posts and out of camera.
Many of his photographs remind us of all the good things about rugby, our club but also other clubs.
We then heard from Craig Lemmon who with Campbell Ferrier is developing the MiGen system for recording and sharing photographs with attached audio and video clips. More on this to follow in the March meeting.
On the 14th February, we are going a walkabout or driveabout to visit the museum at Murrayfield following our successful virtual tour there last November. Anyone wanting to join us e-mail me at email@example.com We plan to travel four to a car for a 1.30 meeting in Edinburgh which is all agreed with Murrayfield.
Then we will meet up again in the club at 1.30 on Monday 11th March.
Stirling County Rugby Football Club Bridgehaugh Park, Stirling, FK9 5AP Scotland, United Kingdom