A man of rugby, of Burns and Galashiels

A long-time servant to the game of rugby in Galashiels and the wider community has died at the age of 91.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 10th January 2015, 10:46 am
Tom Purves of Galashiels.
Tom Purves of Galashiels.

Tom Purves was president of Gala YM for many years, president at Gala RFC in seasons 1981-82 and 1982-83. He was made a life member of the senior club in 1992.

He was a lover of Burns and president of the Gala Burns Club in 1972-73 and was later made a life member. Mr Purves chaired the Galashiels Local Relief Committee and was involved in running local garage company, Adam Purves and son.