Sad passing of 
Brian Derby

Inverness Football Memories is sad to learn of the passing of Brian Derby who played in central defence for Nairn County and Caledonian in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Brian played in the memorable Nairn County team that won the club’s only Highland League title in 1975-76.

A gifted musician, Brian joined Caledonian in 1978-79 and marked the club’s league winning successes in 1976-77 and 1977-78 by writing the song “Caley all the way”.

Team manager of the time Alex Main adopted the song title for the book he wrote in 1986 celebrating Caley’s centenary.

A photo of Brian and the Caley team featured in Alex’s book (page 131) and also on page 130 of Inverness Football Remembered which is available for sale from ICT Community Trust.

RIP Brian

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