In September 2009 we were all greatly saddened to hear of the death of Cornie
Waugh at age 71. At the AGM in January 2010, a tribute was paid to him by good
friend and committee member, Bill Cairns.
Cornie had the independent qualities of a real Leither; he believed in the
traditions of our town whilst looking forward to the changes that time
brought. He was perhaps best remembered for his clash with Robert
Maxwell at the time of the Commonwealth Games in 1986, when Cornie, as
the vice-chairman of the Games Committee, accused him of posing as the
saviour of the games whilst only seeking personal publicity.
He was a tireless servant of Leith cricket club and it was through that
connection that he became involved with our society.
At the AGM, the members stood for a minute's silence in his memory and
we presented a plaque of the rules of golf to the cricket club in his
"When will we
see your like again"
issue 5 of our Society Newsletter