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Ross Macmillan

Updated: Feb 25, 2021

24 February 2021

Tayport FC was saddened to learn of the death of former treasurer Ross Macmillan who passed away on Tuesday, a few days short of his 81st birthday. Ross was a meticulous club treasurer, a role he carried out assiduously from 1995 to 2003, coinciding with a hugely successful period for the club during which we appeared in four Scottish Junior Cup finals.

Ross’s first involvement with the club was as a tough tackling full back and team captain in the Midlands AFA in the 1960s. He joined the committee in 1980 and when we entered a team in the East Fife AFA that year, Ross took over the position of team manager for what would be an enjoyable decade in that Association.

Ross offered much more to the club, however. He drove the club’s team bus in the 1980s as it negotiated its way to the various football grounds in north Fife. He was an important member of the Tayport FC sub-committee which, for many years, organised filmed Race Nights as fundraisers for other clubs and organisations, both near and far. Of course, being a former projectionist at Tayport’s Picture House, Ross was a shoo-in for that task! For many years following the introduction of the club’s Car Boot Sales in 1988, Ross, with his cheery disposition, was a well-recognised figure at the entrance gate where he would meet, greet and collect the admissions.

Away from football, prior to retirement, Ross worked with Kennerty Dairies and latterly spent many years making award winning ice cream for Luvian’s in Cupar.

Tayport FC offers its sincere condolences to Ross’s widow Moira, daughters Fiona and Sheena, sons Ian and Bruce and the extended family.

From Tayport FC’s Match Programme 16/12/2000

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