Rab Bruce Lockhart

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Rab Brougham Bruce Lockhart (1 December 1916 – 1 May 1990)[1]) was a Scottish educationist and rugby union player, who gained three caps for Scotland,[1][2] and who played for Cambridge University R.U.F.C. and London Scottish FC.[3] He was capped three times for Scotland between 1937-39. He also played for London Scottish RFC. He played for the Scotland national cricket team[2] and was asked to play for Canada but was unable to do so. Rab's surname was registered as Lockhart, not Bruce Lockhart or Bruce-Lockhart.[citation needed]

Personal life and Family

Rab came from an established family. His father, John, was a dual rugby-cricket international for Scotland and headmaster of Sedbergh School. His brother, Logie, was also a Scottish rugby internationalist [4] and headmaster of Gresham's School. An uncle, Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart, was a noted footballer, spy and journalist, whose own son, Robin wrote Reilly, Ace of Spies. Lord Bruce-Lockhart was his nephew. He attended Edinburgh Academy and in later life was headmaster of Wanganui Collegiate School, New Zealand from 1954-60 and Loretto School from 1960–76.[5]


Rab Brougham Bruce Lockhart died at Burneside, Cumbria, England in 1990, aged 73, from undisclosed causes.


  1. ^ a b player profile on scrum.com retrieved 16 February 2010
  2. ^ a b Bath, p 104
  3. ^ Bath, p 138
  4. ^ Bath, p 139
  5. ^ "History of Loretto". Retrieved 29 July 2014. 


  • Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007; ISBN 1-905326-24-6)
  • Massie, Allan A Portrait of Scottish Rugby (Polygon, Edinburgh; ISBN 0-904919-84-6)

External links

  • player profile on scrum.com

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