Case Studies

Bill McLaren Foundation

Through competitive tender we were commissioned for a Feasibility Study for the Bill McLaren Collection.

Bill McLaren was a man who represented all that is best about rugby union. He was known as “The Voice of Rugby” not just because of the beauty of his tone and the delight of his imaginative phrasing, but because he portrayed our game as we would always wish it to be.

The Bill McLaren Charitable Foundation was set up to raise funds to support the development of rugby and its values and also to recognise the contribution Bill McLaren made to rugby through education and the development of an interpretative centre including Bill’s extensive archive including his big sheets.

Following a funding grant from SSE, the group commissioned a feasibility study to consider options for the preservation, storage and public access/display of a major new collection of rugby memorabilia, artefacts, documents and photographs. The collection comprises over 20,000 items belonging to Hawick RFC and the late Bill McLaren.