(b Ayr, 1928; d Dublin, 1991). Scottish conductor. Ass. to Ian Whyte with BBC Scottish Orch. 1958–62. Cond. opera at Oslo and Stockholm. Prin. cond. BBC Northern SO 1968–73; mus. dir. Ulster Orch. 1977–85; chief guest cond. Trondheim SO; prin. cond. BBC Welsh SO 1978–82, Radio Telefis Eireann SO, Dublin, 1984–7, SNO from 1988 to his death.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.