Master of Arts, Glasgow University, 1949. Bachelor of Divinity, Edinburgh (Scotland) University, 1952.
Minister, Galston (Scotland) New Parish Church, 1956-1965; minister, Queen's Park High Parish Church, Glasgow, 1965-1974; minister, Colvend, Southwick & Kirkbean Parish Church, Scotland, 1974-1995. Assistant presbytery clerk, Dumfries, Scotland, 1974-1983.
Sergeant, British Army, 1944-1947, Western Europe.
Married Irene Finlayson, February 16, 1957. Children: David William, John Malcolm Baillie, Moray John, Graham Andrew, Alastair Malcolm.