Alan Lawson

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Alan Lawson
Full name Alan James Macgregor Lawson
Date of birth (1948-05-19) 19 May 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth Kirkcaldy
Notable relative(s) Rory Lawson (son)
Jim Thompson (nephew)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrumhalf
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1972-1980  Scotland 15 ((12))

Alan Lawson (born 19 May 1948 in Kirkcaldy) is a retired Scottish rugby union player. He played scrum-half for Scotland on 15 occasions between 1972 and 1980.[1] He made his test debut for Scotland against France at Murrayfield on 15 January 1972 and played his last match for Scotland against Wales at Cardiff on 1 March 1980.

He is married to Linda, the daughter of rugby commentator Bill McLaren.[2] The couple have three children: Rory, who is also a Scotland rugby union international; Gregor, a Scotland 7s international and entrepreneur founding fancy dress company Morphsuits; and a daughter Lindsay.


  1. ^ "Alan Lawson - Rugby Union - Players and Officials - ESPN Scrum". ESPN scrum. 
  2. ^ Campbell, Denis (3 March 2002). "Now and then...the voice of rugby". The Observer. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2015.