Hugh (Ally) McAllister Osborne

Sorry to advise that one of the 214 stalwarts…. Allister Osborne passed away on Tuesday 18th June 2024 at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow.

Ally at the 2019 Reunion

Ally (84) had been housebound over the last few years.

I had contact with him doing various jobs for him and he was always asking how the 214 boys were doing.

He served as Captain in the Company from 1965-1967.

Ally was always involved with the 214 as a young boy, Officer, (Band Officer), Captain and was a long serving Ex Member on the Association’s Committee.

He also was an Officer along with Willie Inglis with the Company Lifeboys.

Ally in his work life was a Head Teacher of Ruchill Primary School.

Youth Hosteling was also a big part of his life and he served as Glasgow Secretary of the Scottish Youth Hosteling Association.

Ardgarten 1963
Brack – Jan 1965

I’m sure we all remember Ally’s father Hugh who always played the piano at the Annual Inspections, with his Labrador by his side.

Ally was Rev Harry L. Thomson’s nephew. (His Mother was Harry’s sister in law)

The funeral will be held on Tuesday 2nd July – 1.30pm at Craigton Crematorium, Berryknowes Road, Cardonald, Glasgow.

As always I’m sure there will be many a 214BB tie on show for one of the Company’s loyal servants.