Degree in higher national chemistry, RGIT, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1970. Degree in advanced analytical chemistry, RGIT, Aberdeen, 1971. Diploma in management studies, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 1991.
Science officer Rowett Institute, Aberdeen, 1967-1977, higher science officer, 1977-1983. Salesman Scotlab, Coatbridge, Scotland, 1983-1986, area manager Scotland, 1986-1989, product manager Scotland, 1989-1993, sales manager Scotland, since 1993. Union representative Institute Professional Civil Servants, Aberdeen, 1971-1983.
Safety representative Rowett Institute, Aberdeen, 1975-1983.
Stood unsuccessfully in the 2010 and 2016 General Election for the Scottish LibDems in Banff and Buchan and also in 2011 for the Scottish Parliament elections.
An elected member of the Executive committee of the Scottish Liberal Democrats since 2009.
Pro both United Kingdom and also the European Union. A federalist at heart rather than a nationalist or unionist. Believes in Home Rule/devolution for Scotland and the UK retaining membership of the EU.
Referee North East of Scotland Scotish Football Association, 1973-1985. Vice-Chairman Kellands School Bnd., Invcerurie, 1991-1993.
Married Constance Margaret Stephen, April 1, 1978. Children: Amy, Fiona.