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Ian Colquhoun

Ian Allan Colquhoun was born in Glasgow in 1926, and all his life had a love of the sea, from childhood holidays on the Clyde coast, sailing model boats on ponds in Glasgow parks to fishing out of Brora harbour when work took him to the North of Scotland. By profession Ian was a Civil Engineer and worked for several years on Hydro Electric Schemes in the Highlands, before settling down with the Roads Department in Sutherland. After early retirement he started a boat yard at Brora carrying out repairs taking out fishing parties and lobster fishing. He was also a keen supporter of the Brora Harbour Users Association. Ian died on 18th. March. It was always his wish to be cremated and his ashes scattered at sea off Brora. Ian is survived by his wife Violet, and sons Kevin and Allan. Ian was a keen supported of R.N.L.I., and one of life's characters who will be remembered by many for a long time. Ian passed away on 18th March 2009.

Added by: Donella Colquhoun on 11 August 2009.

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