House of Commons
MR WILLIAM SHIELDS OF KENNOWAY, FIFE
EDM #2018
Tabled 28 January 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House remembers local Kennoway man, Mr William Shields, known as Wullie to his friends, after he sadly passed away in November 2018; highlights and commends the numerous ways in which he contributed to the local community in Kennoway and beyond, including setting up the local Youth Club in the '60s which benefited so many local children over many years and a number of generations; further commends his achievements in Judo which he taught until the age of 83 at Kirkland High School and being the first to take a Judo team from Glenrothes to win bronze in the Fife Olympiad and also in achieving black belt 9th Dan, making him a Professor of Judo; notes that Wullie received an award for Citizen of the Year for Kennoway in 2002; welcomes the proposals to have a permanent memorial for him in Kennoway; extends our condolences to his family and friends at this sad time; and recognises the great community spirit of Wullie for which he was known and loved.