Funeral of Tommy Tait

The turnout  at  Warriston Crematorium this morning was a clear indication of the respect and affection that everyone there had for the late Tommy Tait.

A good number of Tom’s old teammates were there to represent The Club at the thoughtful and comforting service.  The Octavians who attended took the opportunity to exchange  a few nostalgic reminiscences with others from the world of athletics, as Tommy knew it.

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Tommy Tait

We regret to announce the sudden passing of Tommy Tait on 7th February. Tommy was an ever present and reliable points gatherer during the whole active life of the club.

His funeral will take place at 11am on Monday 16th February at Warriston .

Club members please make every effort to attend.

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people.

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Old Octavians Lunch

David Stevenson is in the process of arranging  a lunch, sometime before the end of the year, any former member who wishes to attend please append your e-mail or phone number to this website.

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Lunch 27th May 2014 Edinburgh


Left to right; George Thomson, Robin Morris, Gordon Rule, George Sinclair, David Stevenson, Stewart Seale, John Jones and Mike Bathgate

Eight former Octavians meet for an “All Our Yesterday’s” lunch in the Tusitala Restaurant in Edinburgh.

This gathering is the forerunner of an Octavians A.C. reunion dinner to be held in Edinburgh later this year, at a date and venue yet to be decided upon.

All former members please use the comment box in this website to get in touch by providing their e-mail address or phone number.

There are plans to have a reunion this October; further details to follow. Contact John Jones at

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