Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Aberdeen U., Scotland, 1954; D in Obstetrics, Royal College Obstetricians, 1960; postgraduate, Royal College General Practitioners, 1981.
House surgeon, physician, Woodend General Hospital, Aberdeen, 1954-1955; junior medical specialist, Royal Army Medical Corps, Glasgow, 1955-1958; senior house officer, Bellshill Maternity Hospital, Lanarkshire, 1958-1959; general practitioner, Lanarks., Scotland, 1959-1995; physician, Lady Home Hospital, Douglas, Lanarkshire, 1959-1995; honorary surgeon, St. Andrews Ambulance Association, 1959-1989. Chairman Scottish Association General Practitioner Hospitals, 1985-1987, Lanarkshire Area Medical Committee, 1982-1986, Lanarkshire Local Medical Committee, 1988-1995. Member Scottish Council, since 1984, Scottish Committee Medical Commission Accident Prevention, since 1976.
Past chairman Douglas section Royal British Legion. Founding member Lanark Round Table. Member British Medical Association (chairman Lanark division 1979-1982, fellowship 1993, M.B.E. award 1996), Douglas Curling Club (secretary 1981-1991, president 1991-1993), Royal Caledonian Curling Club (council member 1996-2000).
Married Joan Wood, August 24, 1955. Children: John, Lindsay, Gordon.