Having been given the extremely sad news early on Saturday evening of the passing of Malcolm Jones, it left me, and I am sure all who came into contact with Malcolm, dismayed and shocked to say the least.
I, like a number of my peers over the years made many visits down the coast to Dunbar, indeed my last visit as an observer was only a few weeks back when I was warmly welcomed by Malcolm and his fellow team officials. The hospitality and friendly smile, irrespective of the result, was always extended by him, always keen to make sure you were looked after and that everything was as it should be.
It was a team effort from the Jones’s with his son Geoff as manager and a regular visitor being his other son Graeme (Well known to all senior listed officials as the SFA sport scientist, working until very recently with the refereeing family).
Malcom was a gentleman and one who will be sadly missed by everyone including us all in the refereeing family.
Our thoughts at this, the saddest of times, are with the Jones family.
SFAR Edinburgh and District