Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Degree (honorary), University Stirling, 1986. Doctor of Business Administration (honorary), Napier Polytechnic, 1990.
Degree (honorary), University Glasgow Caledonian, 1993.
With Wm. Collins, 1954-1985, director, 1961-1985, joint managing director, vice chairman, 1976-1983, group managing director, 1979-1982. Director Clydesdale Bank plc, 1981-1989, deputy chairman, 1990-1991, chairman, since 1991, Pan Brooks, 1982, Senior Salaries (formerly Top Salaries) Review Body, 1989-1995. Member Scottish Industrial Development Advisory Board, 1975-1980.
Chairman China in Scotland, 1979-1981. Deputy president China, 1985-1986, president, 1986-1988. Member National Training Task Force, 1989-1991.
Chairman Schools Development Authority, 1989-1990, Scottish Enterprise, 1990-1993. Board directors Scottish & Newcastle Breweries plc, deputy chairman, 1982-1983, chairman, 1983-1989. Board directors General Accident plc, deputy chairman, since 1993.
Board directors Hambro's PLC.
Brigadier Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers DL Stirling and Falkirk, 1982. Member council management Atlantic Salmon Trust, 1982-1996, chairman, 1989-1996. Chairman Cuntryside Commission Scotland, 1983-1985.
Vice-chairman Associate of Scottish District Salmon Fishery Boards, 1989-1992, president since 1996. Chancellor Glasgow Caledonian University, since 1993. Trustee Prince's Youth Business Trust, 1987-1990, Game Conservancy, 1988-1991, Princess Royal's Trust for Carers, 1990-1994.
With Coldstream Guards, 1949-1954. Fellow Royal Society (Edinburgh). Member British Institute Management (companion), Scottish Economic Council, Boodle's Club, Flyfishers' Club, Master Control Console Club, Western Club.
Married Helen Louise Cockcraft, 1952. 3 children.