No 6 June 1998



Hands up, now. How many of you noticed last issue's monumental gaffe?

I got the date wrong (!)

and only Dr Geoff Craven and Phil Wheeler bothered to tell me!
So I'll let them buy you all a pint at the Reunion, which will be on

Saturday 8th August.


A sit-down four-course meal has been booked at a cost of 23 each, drinks extra from the bar. Alternative courses for vegetarians may be available but will need advance booking: please let me know via the booking form.


Hamilton Hall offers single and twin-bedded standard accommodation. Double-bedded superior accommodation (i.e. en-suite WC & shower) will be at New Hall. Please note that you make your own arrangements for bed & breakfast directly with the Holidays Officer at 79 North Street, telephone 01334 462000, fax 01334 462500.


A.m. and early p.m. - John and Kitty Patterson, formerly of Martyrs' Manse, will be AT HOME to welcome any of 'their' boys and spouses to their present house at 34 Claybraes (Largo Road just past Canongate).

2 30 p.m. - An hour's GUIDED TOUR around the University 'additions' on the North Haugh is being organised by the University Hosts: cost 3.50 each. This could be extended to cover the Old Town if desired.

4 p m - PUTTING MATCH on the Himalayas. I could not negotiate a 'block booking', but we can pay in small groups or as individuals.

7.30 for 8 p.m. - REUNION DINNER at Hamilton Hall with TIDDLYWINKS to follow: bring your own squidger.

The Geology & Geography Departments are not able to open up Kinnessbum for us but there is nothing to stop folk from making a personal pilgrimage to Kennedy Gardens at a time to suit themselves.

Donald died on 14th April at the age of 47. Born in Banffshire he was educated at Harrow and read English at St Andrews. As Secretary for the Council for the Care of Churches (C. of E.) he was over the years responsible for reporting on the state of over 1500 churches scheduled for closure, and became an authority not only on the buildings and their furnishings but also on church organs. His home, an early 18th century town-house, he reconverted from a banana warehouse and planted a matching garden to complement it. A full appreciation of Donald's life and work was published in The Times and The Guardian.

ALASDAIR CHAMBERS in Inverness reports that he has been married for 25 years to a lass he met at St Andrews. They have four children and he runs a one-man business in electronic design.

SCOTT MOFFAT now lives in Edinburgh with his wife and family. His eldest son. Will, is in second year at Edinburgh University and his middle son, Ralph, has applied to read Scottish History, also at Edinburgh (he mentions rather wistfully that nobody seems interested in St Andrews). Scott is writing an historical novel at present and also works freelance in the tourist industry. His wife, CAROLINE (nee Mayo), works in administration at the university. They will be celebrating their Silver Wedding in July this year along with other St Andrews friends.

DENNIS YOUNG sent his CV. I have been Senior Partner of Blackadder Reid Johnston, Solicitors of Dundee, since 1995. After taking an MA at St Andrews I graduated Ll.B with distinction at Queen's College Dundee in 1965, training with Gray Robertson & Wilkie of Dundee, and joining my present firm in 1967. I became a partner in 1969.

Initially my main interest was in residential conveyancing and I was the founder secretary of the Dundee Solicitors Property Centre and its chairman from 1980 to 1986. I now specialise in Private Client work, particularly Wills, Trusts, Tax planning, Executries and Agriculture. I am a member of the Society of Trust & Estates Practitioners and leader of the Tayside & Aberdeen discussion group. Having served as Dean of the Faculty of Procurators & Solicitors in Dundee (1993-95) I then became a member of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland from 1996 to 1997 and am now the Convener of its Investment Compliance Committee.

My wife ENID, whom I met at Queen's College is also a solicitor and is presently the Secretary of our Faculty. We have two sons - Andrew, a CA, and Robin, an Investment Fund Manager - both currently in Melbourne Australia. In my spare time I am a member of the same Rotary Club as Hugh Begg. I enjoy listening to all forms of music and foreign travel: I play golf with greater enthusiasm than success."

Published by Graham Robertson.


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