Logan was legend

THE bowling community at large is mourning the passing of Kirkliston and Scotland legend Rennie Logan who died on Sunday at the age of 75.

Rennie played in 14 British Isles international campaigns between 1966 and 1982, a golden era that saw him contribute to 12 of Scotland’s 13 title wins; a personal high came when he won Team gold and Fours silver in the 1972 World Bowls Championships.

His dashing style and engaging personality earned him the nickname of "The Laughing Cavalier" (coined by the late Steve Bathgate of the Evening News) and won him friends and fame among the sport’s global fraternity.

Rennie, who played for Hibs and Falkirk, fathered a dynasty with three of his sons and a grandson following him into the international bowls arena.

The bowling community extends their sympathies to Rennie’s widow Margaret, also sons Gordon, Eric, Raymond, Kenneth, and Ian, and their families. Rennie’s funeral is at Kirkliston Church tomorrow at 12.30pm.