Adam Robson

Adam Robson was born on the 16th of August 1928. He was a very well-known  rugby player and artist. At Hawick High School he found that his favourite subject was Art and his teacher, James A Finlayson inspired him very much. His artistic talent got him a distinction in life drawing at Edinburgh College of Art and he also studied at Moray House.  He taught at Kirkcaldy High School and in 1956 moved to teach at Dollar Academy where he became Head of Art and a boarding house master. His early rugby was played for Dalkeith and Edinburgh College of Art before coming back to play for Hawick. He played for Scotland and won 22 caps between 1954 and 1960.  He became President of the Scottish Rugby Union in season 1983-84 when Scotland won the Grand Slam. Adam believed that rugby taught people important life skills which he brought into his Art teaching. Throughout his life he kept Hawick close to his heart and often visited. He was Common Riding Chief Guest in 1985 and President of Hawick Callants Club in 2002.  He died on March 16th 2007.

By Orla Presslie