Alexander Bryan George Longmore, known by everyone as Bryan, was a gentleman of the old school, held in the utmost regard by all who knew him. A man of great intellect and integrity, he had a long and distinguished career as a solicitor, becoming in due course, an honorary sheriff and Deputy Lieutenant for Inverness.
Born to William and Margaret Longmore (nee Henderson) in Evanton, Ross-shire on 30 April 1935, Bryan was the youngest of two sons. The family were firmly rooted in the north of Scotland, where William worked as County Organiser for the Board of Agriculture, while Margaret was a teacher, her father having been headmaster of the local school at Kiltarlity. Bryan’s early childhood and schooling, along with his older brother Alan, was spent in Thurso, a place he remembered in later years as windswept and very cold. Sadly, his father William died when Bryan was still a young boy. The family then moved to Aberdeen to live with his maternal grandparents, and later, his stepfather Tom Curr and sister Rosemary.