The club was saddened to hear of the death, at the weekend, of Peter Barbour.   Peter started playing for Dumfries when he left Merchiston. A versatile player he started his senior rugby as a hooker in the 2nds under the tutelage of prop Tally Johnstone. Peter soon saw the light however and switched to the backs where his handling and kicking skills were utilised to the full, usually at stand-off.  He progressed to the 1st XV, his versatility earning him selection not only at 10 but also at 13 and 15 where his prodigious left boot was his trademark.

Peter’s two brothers, Robert and Colin, also represented the club with distinction in the eighties and early nineties.
 A very good all-round sportsman, Peter also excelled at cricket where his slow left arm spin bowling tied many good batsmen in knots. A big hitting golfer with a carefully retained handicap and competitive banter ensured he had many successful days and enjoyable battles on the golf course.

From all at Park Farm we send our sincere condolences to Peter’s two daughters, Victoria and Alexandra and his extended family.