Ian G Templeton
Class of 1955
Ian Templeton joined The High School of Glasgow in Senior 11 from Kelvinside Academy and immediately integrated into a group of his fellow pupils, many of whom went on to become his lifelong friends.
His likeable personality and enthusiastic interest in the School community stood him in good stead throughout his education.
Son of George Templeton – a highly respected former pupil, Ian followed his father into The Royal Bank of Scotland and after a spell in London, gained promotion to Manager of the Paisley Road branch.
His love of rugby football saw him playing as a prop forward in the 1960s and early 1970s for GHSFPRFC and on retiral was an ever present member of various selection committees. When mini-rugby was introduced he gave willingly of his time, coaching the youngsters and organising away fixtures and tournaments.
Ian was, in fact, a born organiser and was one of the volunteer FPs who, when called upon, spent many winter evenings helping to raise money for the School Building Appeals of the 1980s and 1990s.
He was elected President of the Club Limited from 1985-1987 and during his term of office was responsible for the re-conditioning of the tower clocks above the Memorial Pavilion – one of the main features of Old Anniesland. Ian also served as a Trustee from 27th January 1983 until 7th August 2018, a total of 35 and a half years.
Ian was a true High School man.
He passed away peacefully on 10th November 2022 at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife Irene, sister Elsbeth, sons Nigel and Derek (both former pupils) and his five grandchildren.
Written by Ian Docherty (Class of 1957)