Geordie Clark’s final Clyde gift

Clyde in the Classroom project at Tinto Primary School, Tom Martin (left) president of the Lamington Angling Improvement Association, pupils Arlene Black (11) P7 and Stuart Affleck (10) P6 and George Clark treasurer of the Angling Association, who supported the project with a ?500 donation'12/3/09'Picture by Lindsay Addison
Clyde in the Classroom project at Tinto Primary School, Tom Martin (left) president of the Lamington Angling Improvement Association, pupils Arlene Black (11) P7 and Stuart Affleck (10) P6 and George Clark treasurer of the Angling Association, who supported the project with a ?500 donation'12/3/09'Picture by Lindsay Addison

THE legacy left by a legendary Upperward countryman is to live on for decades to come in the waters of the River Clyde he loved so much.

When Geordie died far too young last year at the age of just 67, the aisles at his funeral were packed with family, fellow anglers and friends who all knew that the Clyde’s rural stretch had lost a great champion.

It couldn’t have been more fitting, then, that it was decided that the amazing total of £1200 given at the collection at his funeral service would go to a project very, very close to Geordie’s heart – Clyde in the Classroom.

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