JudoScotland is saddened to learn of the recent passing of Eddie Ainsworth, 7th, Dan, aged 86 years. Eddie lived all his life in Stevenson, in Ayrshire and ran judo clubs in Auchenharvie and in Ardeer for many years, and later ran the first karate club in Scotland. After many years of service, Eddie stepped down from Judo in 2017 aged 82.

He was Scotland’s longest-serving international referee and in addition,  was a Senior Examiner,  area coach, and a Scottish Judo Union regional representative.

Eddie will be missed by many in judo, and our thoughts are with Eddie’s wife, Maureen, family and friends. His funeral will be held privately.