Coldstream community stalwart passes away

Coldstream man Gerald Tait sadly passed away on January 26, at the age of 66.

Friday, 8th February 2019, 12:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th February 2019, 15:16 pm
Gerald Tait was unique and will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

He was brought up at Laverock Law near Lowick, and Haughead, Wooler and then into the town itself. He met Susan, his wife to be, at a dance in the College Valley they married in 1974. They had three children: Martyn, Andrew and Stephanie.

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He began his working life with Alnwick District Council and Alnwick Rural Council in 1970. He moved to Gateshead Metropolitan Council and then to Scottish Borders Council as auditor in 1979 when he moved to Coldstream. Later, he worked with Midlothian District Council.

Football and cricket were passions, serving Coldstream Football Club and Wooler Cricket Club. He also joined Norham Running Club and served the Hirsel Golf Club.

He was a keen member of Coldstream Burns Club and Coldstream History Society, secretary of Flodden 1513 Club and a member of the Coldstream Community Trust. Probably his greatest achievement was the conservation of the Auld Kirk at Lennel.