Brian Shillinglaw

Scottish Rugby is saddened to learn of the death of former Scotland scrum-half Brian Shillinglaw. He was 68. Shillinglaw won five caps for Scotland making a winning debut against Ireland at Lansdowne Road in February 1960. His other internationals were against England, France and South Africa twice.Scottish Rugby is saddened to learn of the death of former Scotland scrum-half Brian Shillinglaw. He was 68.

Shillinglaw won five caps for Scotland making a winning debut against Ireland at Lansdowne Road in February 1960. His other internationals were against England, France and South Africa twice.

A product of Gala Wanderers, Shillinglaw went on to play some 65 times for Gala, where he also appeared at centre and stand-off as well as scrum-half. During national service he played for his regiment, the KOSB, and the Army, while he was stationed in Berlin in 1960 and Berwick in 1961.

A builder by profession, Shillinglaw turned professional in 1961, playing initially at Whitehaven.

Scottish Rugby extends its sincere condolences to Brian Shillinglaw’s family and friends.