Arniston Rangers plan defibrillator tribute

Newbyres Park, Arniston Rangers Football Ground
Newbyres Park, Arniston Rangers Football Ground

Arniston Rangers Community Club plan to buy a defibrillator machine in honour of their coach Neil Brownlie who died from a heart attack on Saturday aged 49.

Club secretary Alan Walker revealed their plans for a lasting tribute to Neil.

Mr Walker said: “Nothing has been confirmed yet but we have certainly been speaking about fundraising for a defibrillator machine for the ground.

“Especially with us being part of the community now, it would be good to have something like this accessible to everyone.

“In the past few weeks young lads have died on the field and Neil wasn’t that old either, so it’s hit home how important this is.”

Mr Brownlie ran a garage in Edinburgh. He leaves behind his wife Judith, a three-year-old daughter and two teenage sons.

This tragedy for Junior football comes just four months after Penicuik Athletic’s physio Jeff Gray suffered a fatal heart attack in the dugout during a game at Penicuik Park, he was 54.

Read more in the January 16 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.