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George HG Harris DFC

George HG Harris DFC Bomber Command pilot and businessman. Born 3 November, 1922, in Holbeach, Lincolnshire. Died 17 January, 2018 in Tunbridge Wells, 
aged 95

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Christian evangelist Rev Billy Graham has died at the age of 99. Picture: AP

Obituary: Rev Billy Graham, charismatic preacher who counselled US presidents

Rev Billy Graham, preacher. Born: 7 November, 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Died: 21 February, 2018 in Montreat, North Carolina, aged 99

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Bob Thomson has died at the age of 64

Obituary: Robert Thomson, hard-working journalist much-admired in many Scottish newsrooms

Robert Duncan Thomson (Bob), journalist. Born: 25 April, 1953 in Glasgow. Died: 
13 February 2018 in Edinburgh, aged 64.

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Lord Sutherland of Houndwood

Obituary: Lord Sutherland of Houndwood, academic, philosopher and architect of Scotland’s free personal care system

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood KT. University vice chancellor and philosopher. Born 25 February, 1941 in Aberdeen. Died 29 January, 2018 in Edinburgh, aged 76.

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Robin Morris

Obituary: Robin Morris, sportsman, journalist and community activist

Robin Morris, sportsman, journalist and community activist: Born 12 July 1949 in Edinburgh. Died 4 February 2018 in Edinburgh, aged 68.

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Prof Ian Cunningham

Obituary: Prof Ian Cunningham CBE, inspirational leader of rural research in Scotland

With the passing of Professor Ian Cunningham CBE on 21 January 2018, Scotland has lost one of its preeminent agricultural and biological scientists. He rose from humble beginnings, born the son of a shepherd on a hill farm at Colzium, just south-west of Edinburgh, in September 1925, to play a key part in developing a research portfolio of international renown which underpinned the revolution in post-war agriculture. He was not only a gifted scientist, but was also a natural leader, and went on to direct and chair some of Scotland’s key research and educational organisations.

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Lady Joan Reid

Obituary: Lady Joan Reid, academic not afraid to pitch in and make things happen

Lady Joan Mary Oram Reid, Born: 18 October 1932. Died: 10 November 2017.

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Dr Jack Wilson

Obituary: Dr JB Wilson, GP and historian

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

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Kim Kinnie

Obituary: Kim Kinnie, Scottish comedy pioneer

Kim Kinnie, Comedy pioneer and TV producer. Born 6 December 1943. Died 11 February 2018, aged 74

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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 world's 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 platform's 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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