Former Scotland rugby forward Bob Gemmill

Former Scotland rugby forward Bob Gemmill has died aged 84.

Mr Gemmill made his debut for Scotland at lock in an 8-5 victory against France at Murrayfield in 1950. He was only 19.

Playing club rugby for Glasgow HSFP, he was subject to the perennial debate as to whether he was big enough for second row at international level. He went on to win seven caps, playing throughout the 1950 championship and against France, Wales and Ireland in 1951.

He gained an economics degree at Glasgow University and did his national service with the Royal Signals before working with Proctor and Gamble and then PA Management Consultants.

He was presented with an honorary doctorate from Glasgow University.