First update on dates having worked my transcription of the Minutes up to mid 1935.Scottish wrote:Queen of the South
Alec Wright 1 Jun 1928- 31 Jul 1931
Jimmy McKinnell Sr 1 Aug 1931- Jun 29 1935
George McLachlan Jun 29 1935 - Mar 30 1937
Alec Wright player and secretary as well as manager
Jimmy McKinnell Sr secretary/manager
Alec Wright was appointed at a Board Meeting on 1st June 1928 as noted having been interviewed earlier that day along with Mr G Wilson of Kirkcaldy. He agreed to take up duties immediately.
Wright's departure was somewhat protracted. At a meeting on 15th June 1931 it was decided not to re-engage him for financial reasons. He was asked to resign before 22nd June. He refused to do so and was then given one month's notice on 24th June. Following consultation with a solicitor that became one month's notice in writing from 30th June with 31st July therefore being termination date. Jimmy McKinnel Snr was appointed as Secretary at a Special Board Meeting on 22nd July 1935. There was no suggestion he would also be manager, just Secretary. His appointment was formally confirmed at the next regular meeting on July 28th. There followed several months of legal correspondence with Wright before the two parties settled during a lunch break in a Court hearing during the week before 30th November 1931. However, it's clear he had been nowhere near the club since being served with notice so his official departure date was indeed 31st July 1931.
So far as I can see the club then operated without a "Manager" until the appointment of McLachlan. There is no suggestion in the minutes that McKinnell had ever had that title before then. He was the Secretary only and continued doing that job after McLachlan's appointment. Nothing ceased.
George McLachlan was appointed manager at a special Board Meeting on 26th June 1935. The unsuccessful interviewed client was a Mr R Manderson. It was agreed at the meeting that McLachlan's duties would commence on 1st July 1935. I believe therefore 1st July should be the official start date for McLachlan, not 29th June as noted originally.