British lawyer and amateur archaeologist well known for his work on British rock art. After graduating in law from the University of Glasgow he followed his father into the Scottish legal profession, joining one of the oldest law practices in Glasgow, where he later became senior partner. Although well beyond call‐up age in 1939, he saw active service with the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. After his retirement from legal practice in 1963 he turned to archaeology and the study of rock art in northern Britain. He published numerous articles and books, including The prehistoric rock art of Galloway and the Isle of Man (1979, Poole: Blandford Press). He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1971.
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