June

Badminton mourns Ronald M Robertson

It is with great sadness that Badminton Scotland notes the death of another badminton stalwart, Ron Robertson, who passed away on Sunday, 24th June.

Ron was a former SBU Coaching Convener who also acted as Scottish Team Manager on a number of occasions. He was a highly qualified coach who assessed many young coaches who then went on to be reputable coaches in their own right. Ron acted as Team Manager to various Scottish Teams in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

He was a long standing President of Perth & District when the Association was at its most buoyant with six divisions in the  League comprising 38 teams and held the highly prestigious Bell’s Scotch Whisky Championships of the Highlands which attracted top players from around the world, including then world No 1, Morton Frost.

Ron was Head Coach of the acclaimed Perth Coaching setup which produced international players such as Charlie & Anthony Gallagher, Aileen Travers (Nairn) & Joy Rumgay (Reid).

In his younger days, Ron was a talented sportsman and as well as badminton, played rugby and cricket to a high standard and was a low handicap golfer. He was Captain of Dun Whinney Golf Club at Gleneagles in 1975/76 where he played most of his golf.

Always keen to promote sport in general, Ron was a former Chairman of Perth & Kinross Sports Council and a past Director of Live Active Leisure, the Company that runs all the Leisure & Sports Centres in Perth & Kinross.

Always a true gentleman, he will be sadly missed.

A funeral service will be held on Monday 2 July at 12.30pm at Perth Crematorium, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2PE. All family and friends are welcome. Family flowers only. Donations to The Friends of St Margaret's Hospital.