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Ian Douglas

 

Ian FS DouglasIan Fitzroy Sholto Douglas (22 Jan 1916 - Apr 1998) was the son of the Hon William Douglas and Hon Ethel Somerset,  and a grandson of the 19th Earl of Morton and the 3rd Baron Raglan.

Born in London, he was baptised in the Chapel Royal, by permission of the King.

Ian Douglas's studies at Durham University were interrupted by the war, when he joined the Royal Engineers. He was commissioned following training in Palestine, and served in Tobruck during one of the seiges, and in India. He later served as an officer with the Army Cadet Force, commanding K Company, 2nd (Tay) Cadet Battalion, The Black Watch.

Following the war, he joined Balfour Beatty, staying with them for 20 years. He worked on open cast coal mines and on hydro electric schemes in the Scottish Highlands. 

Later, he purchased a farm in Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbrightshire, on which he worked. He became involved in a number of community organisations, including The Stewartry Village Trust, which was concerned with the preservation and upgrading of the village of Parton.

He married 2ndly Kath McCall-McCowan, nee White, widow of David (Twomac) McCall-McCowan.

He succumbed to the ravages of dementia, and died in 1998.

gravestone in Balmaclellan graveyard

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