Hamish Feggans 1939-2024

It’s with great sadness we announce the passing of club stalwart Hamish Feggans.

Hamish, a retired Customs & Excise Officer, passed away peacefully at Raigmore Hospital on Friday 7th June 2024, aged 84, surrounded by his loving family, wife Cathy, and sons Aeneas and Fergus.

When the news came through of Hamish passing last week, it really tugged at the heartstrings of not just the more mature members of the club, but current players and supporters too!
Hamish played much of his early rugby down south in Bury, and Manchester before moving north to Ayr RFC. Then in 1972 he headed north again to Inverness and Highland RFC.
Hamish joined the club as soon as he arrived, and maintained an outstanding record of having scored in every game he played!
Always keen to help, Hamish was given the job of heading up the club junior section, which he did for a number of years before turning his attention to running the touchline. It was a role he fulfilled for the next 35 years both at the Northern Meeting Park and Canal Park.
Hamish took his touchline duties seriously and did his bit with a supply of biscuits to keep the referee sweet – well you do what you can. Current co-captain Callum Carson has memories of himself and his mates as kids intercepting Hamish on his way to the referees room in the hope of being rewarded with a biscuit meant for the official.
Hamish loved the craic’ around rugby and had very fond memories of heading to the Haugh Bar after games with the match referee, club officials, & players.
When club moved to Canal Park, Hamish would be ‘running touch’ before keeping tradition going by heading into the club with the committee for a well earned couple of beers and a dram.
Hamish had a passion for rugby and love of Highland RFC, however, with a wee heart condition, he gave the touchline a sidestep in the mid noughties, but was always around for home 1stXV games including our last home game against Gala in March.
‘Cutting a dash’ with his dapper linen suits and Panama hat, Hamish always had a smile and a kind word and could be found chatting with friends old and new before and after every game.
A lovely man and club legend who will be sadly missed by Cathy, his boys and everyone at Highland Rugby. I’m sure you’ll join me in extending our condolences to the whole family at this difficult time.
The family have confirmed the funeral details, and a warm welcome is extended to all.
  • Funeral Date: 26/06/2024
  • Funeral Time: 2:00 pm
  • Funeral Location: Inverness Crematorium
Family flowers only please.
Donations for Highland Rugby Club and Chest Heart and Stroke may be given at the service or via William T Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.
Roy Dinnes
President Highland RFC
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