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McKAY, John Henderson (1929 - 2011), JP; DL; Tutor and Associate Lecturer, Open University, 1993–2001; Hon. Vice President, Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, since 1997 (Vice President, 1993–97)

EYRE-TODD, George (1862 - 1937), late Editor of Scottish Country Life; First President Glasgow St Andrew Society; President, Ballad Club, Glasgow; Hon. President, Glasgow Dickens Society; Hon. President Caledonian Strathspey and Reel Society; late Lecturer on English Literature and on Scottish History in Glasgow Athenæum; Cadet Lt-Colonel (Staff); commanded 3rd City of Glasgow Cadets, 1916–19

SKENE, Thomas (died 1910), Member of the House of Representatives for the Commonwealth of Australia, 1901–07; Chairman of the Colonial Bank of Australasia; Director of the Trustees, Executors, and Agency Co., Melbourne; President of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria; President of the Melbourne Caledonian Society

PATON, Leslie (1872 - 1943), Vice-President and Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon, St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington; Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon, National Hospital for Diseases of the Nervous System, Queen Square, WC; Hon. Ophthalmic Surgeon to Royal Caledonian Asylum, to Royal Scottish Hospital, and to Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; Past President, Ophthalmological Society of United Kingdom; Past President, Neurological Section Royal Society of Medicine; Past President, Ophthalmic Section, British Medical Association; Membre d’Honneur, Société Franç. d’Ophtal.; Hon. Member of the International Ophthalmological Council and of various foreign ophthalmological societies; late Chairman of Council, British Ophthalmologists; late Chairman and Managing Director, British Journal of Ophthalmology; Hon. Fellow, American Medical Association

GRANT, James Dundas- (1854 - 1944), retired; Hon. Consultant in Aural Diseases to Ministry of Pensions; Consulting Surgeon (Throat and Ear), to Brompton Hospital for Consumption), Central London Nose, Throat, and Ear Hospital, The Cancer Hospital, West End Hospital for Diseases of the Nervous System, The Royal Freemasons Hospital, and The Sussex (Brighton) Throat and Ear Hospital; late Teacher of Laryngology and Otology, University of London; Vice-President, Royal Institution; Hon. Surgeon Royal Academy of Music; Hon. Admiral Surgeon to Royal Society of Musicians, Scottish Hospital and Caledonian Asylum; Surg.-Maj. (retired) 24th Middlesex (Post Office) Rifle Volunteers; Principal Medical Officer 6th Brigade, London Division National Reserve; Hon. member of American and Foreign Special Societies; late Aurist and Laryngologist, King George Military Hospital, Lord Knutsford’s Hospitals for Officers, New Zealand Military Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, Endsleigh Palace, and Russian Hospitals for Officers, etc., during European War, 1914–18

STEWART, Frederick (Charles) (died 1950), Chairman of Thermotank Ltd, Thermotank Engineering Co., Ltd, Glasgow, London, Liverpool and Newcastle, of Thermotank (SA) (Pty) Ltd Johannesburg, and of Thermotank (India) Ltd, also President of Thermotank (Canada) Ltd; Chairman: North British Locomotive Co., Ltd, Glasgow and London; North British Locomotive Co. (Africa) Ltd; Kelvin, Bottomley & Baird, Ltd, Glasgow, London and Basingstoke; Kelvin & Hughes, Ltd; Clyde Confections Ltd; Deputy Chairman; Brown Bros & Co., Ltd; Henry Hughes & Son, Ltd; Director: William Baird & Co., Ltd; The Clydesdale & North of Scotland Bank, Ltd; Eagle Star Insurance Co., Ltd; Scottish Industrial Estates Ltd; Hillington Industrial Estates Ltd; Bruas-Perak Rubber Estates Ltd; Caledonian Trust Co., Ltd, Second Caledonian Trust Co., Ltd, Third Caledonian Trust Co., Ltd; S. Smith & Sons (England) Ltd; Midland Bank Ltd; Midland Bank Executors & Trustee Co. Ltd; Western Reversion Trust Ltd; Consulting Ventilating Engineer to Ministry of Sea Transport; Past President, Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, 1941–43 (now Hon. Member); Assessor to the Rector of Glasgow University; Hon. Vice-President: Glasgow County Scout Council; Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums Associations; Zoological Society of Glasgow; Vice-President Institute of Industrial Administration; Member of Council, Institution of Naval Architects; Governor, Royal Scottish Academy of Music; Member: Clyde Navigation Trust; Lloyds Register of Shipping (Glasgow Committee); Hon. Company of Master Mariners, London; Wardens’ Court, The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, London; Institute of British Engineers; Admiralty Aeronautical Research Advisory Panel; Railway Staff Tribunal; Executive Council (and of Scottish Committee) of Festival of Britain, 1951; etc


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Are gatherings of Scottish emigrants and exiles which act as the focus for the perpetuation and the celebration of specific aspects of Scottish national character. The most notable Caledonian society ...

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