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Dr JB Wilson

Dr JB Wilson, GP and historian. Born: 5 May 1921 in Edinburgh. Died 14 December 2017 in Lockerbie, aged 96

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Donald Erskine

Obituary: Donald Erskine, National Trust for Scotland Factor with breathtaking knowledge of the nation

Donald Seymour Erskine, DL, factor. Born: 28 May 1925 in London. Died: 4 December 2017, aged 92

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Kay Blair

Obituary: Kay Blair, former chair of Scottish Housing Regulator

Ann Kay Blair, former Chair of Scottish Housing Regulator, journalist and communications specialist. Born 12 April, 1953 in Edinburgh. Died 5 February 2018 in Edinburgh, aged 64

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Prince Henrik of Denmark has died at the age of 83

Obituary: Prince Henrik of Denmark, royal who resented lack of status as husband of Danish queen

Prince Henrik of Denmark, royal consort. Born: 11 June 1934, Talence, France. Died: 13 February 2018, aged 83.

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Sir Gerald Elliot in 2002 (Picture: JUSTIN SPITTLE)

Obituary: Sir Gerald Elliot, businessman and philanthropist

Sir Gerald Henry Elliot, businessman and philanthropist Born: 24 December, 1923: Edinburgh. Died, 28 January 2018: Edinburgh, aged 94

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John McGlashan

Obituary: John McGlashan, football player, manager and charity worker

John McGlashan, footballer and manager. Born: 3 June 1967. Died: 10 January, 2018

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Lady Pamela Biggs-Davison

Obituary: Lady Pamela Biggs-Davison, Bletchley Park codebreaker, Leading Wren and opera singer

Lady Pamela Biggs-Davison, codebreaker. Born: 2 April, 1924, London. Died 11 December, 2017 in Wootton Courtenay, Somerset, aged 93.

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Douglas Davidson MBE

Obituary: Douglas WM Davidson MBE, highly-regarded community pharmacist and authority on Blairgowrie

Douglas Walter McGeorge Davidson MBE, FRPharmS, MIPMI, FCMI, community pharmacist. Born: 30 August 1928. Died: 1 February 2018 in Blairgowrie, aged 89.

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Fergus John Graham

Obituary: Fergus “Johnnie” Graham, Rear Gunner who helped Allies win the war

He said it was his most vivid memory. A sight he’d never forgot. Returning from bombing the battery shore guns, the morning of 6 June – D-Day – as the sun rose, 
Fergus “Johnnie” Graham looked down and saw the magnificent view of all the ships approaching the French coast for the D-Day landings.

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David Foster
HM Coastguard oil and gas liaison officer and offshore training consultant
Born 20 April, 1938 in Oxford
Died 27 November, 2017 in Aberdeen, aged 79
 
 
David Foster had seen the world as a radio officer in the Merchant Navy and witnessed the results delivered by the might of the elements as a coastguard officer.
 
But nothing could prepare him for the night a series of explosions erupted on board a North Sea platform triggering the worlds worst offshore disaster.
 
Foster, the coastguard district controller in charge of an area from Eyemouth up to Cape Wrath, was called out that awful evening to help co-ordinate the air and sea rescue of workers who, by some miracle, had managed to escape the inferno that had been the Piper Alpha platform.
 
The tragedy, on July 6, 1988, claimed the lives of 167 men. There were only 61 survivors: some had jumped as much as 175ft from the Occidental-operated platforms helideck into the sea; several had climbed down ropes to the water; some had been thrown into

Obituary: David Foster, Coastguard officer who improved safety in aftermath of Piper Alpha disaster

David Foster, HM Coastguard oil and gas liaison officer and offshore training consultant. Born 20 April, 1938 in Oxford. Died 27 November, 2017 in Aberdeen, aged 79

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Iain MacLeoid, president of An Comunn Gaidhealach.

Obituary: Iain Macleoid, champion of Gaelic culture who was prominent in many organisations

John Maciver Macleod, known as Iain Macleoid. Former police inspector and president of An Commun Gàidhealach. Born: 28 April, 1951, in Carloway, Lewis. Died: 4 January, 2018, in Edinburgh, aged 66.

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Sir Angus Farquharson

Obituary: Sir Angus Farquharson KCVO OBE KStJ DL, community champion.

Sir Angus Farquharson KCVO OBE KStJ DL, former Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire. Born: 27 March, 1935 in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland. Died: 10 January 2018 in Aberdeen, aged 82.

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Obituary photo of Rawdon goodier, father of Radio 1 Dj Mark Goodier.
Supplied by the family
Dr Martin R Goodier
Assistant Professor in Immunology
Department of Infection and Immunity
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London
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Obituary: Rawdon Goodier, tireless conservationist and committed Zen Buddhist

Rawdon Goodier, conservationist, mountaineer, Zen Buddhist. Born: 31 January, 1931, Upminster, Essex. Died: 14 January, 2018, aged 86.

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Obituary: James Allan Wilson, journalist, radio, TV and film critic, documentary film-maker and author

Obituary: James Allan Wilson, journalist, radio, TV and film critic, documentary film-maker and author

James Allan Wilson, journalist, documentary film-maker and writer. Born: 14 April, 1923 in Edinburgh. Died: 4 January, 2018 in Edinburgh, aged 94.

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Albert Galloway Muir Russell CBE, QC in paper 03/02/18

Appreciation: Sheriff Muir Russell CBE

Albert Muir Galloway Russell QC CBE, Sheriff. Born: 28 October, 1925. Died: 25 December, 2017, aged 92

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Douglas Mckay has died at the age of 90

Obituary: Douglas Mackay, school rector, cricket fan and great Leither

Douglas McKay, former rector of Leith Academy, chairman of the Scotch Malt Whisky Association and founder of Leith Housing Association, has died, aged 90.

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Bill Davie

Obituary: Bill Davie, consulting engineer and keen golfer

William Pate Davie, engineer. Born: 26 January 1928 in Glasgow. Died: 30 December 2017 in Ayr, aged 89.

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George Morfee

Obituary: George Morfee, miner, pianist, gardener and climber

George Machray Morfee, miner. Born 9 August 1920, in Crossford, Fife. Died: 22 December 2017, in Hertfordshire, aged 97.

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A visitor takes a photo of Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, at the IKEA museum in Almhult, Sweden. Picture: Ola Torkelsson/TT via AP

Obituary: Ingvar Kamprad, founder of home furnishings behemoth Ikea

Ingvar Kamprad, Ikea founder. Born 30 March 1926, Smaland, Sweden. Died 27 January 2018, Smaland, Sweden, aged 91.

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Elizabeth Meehan

Appreciation: Elizabeth Marian Meehan, academic

Elizabeth Marian Meehan, academic. Born: 23 March, 1947 in Edinburgh. Died: 6 January, 2018 in Edinburgh, aged 70.

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