Norman Somerville Macfarlane MACFARLANE OF BEARSDEN

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1926-03-05
Education High Sch of Glasgow
Publications N/A
Recreations golf, cricket, theatre, art
Clubs Glasgow Art, Hon Co of Edinburgh Golfers, Glasgow Golf
Style The Rt Hon the Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden, KT, DL, FRSE
Career cmmnd RA 1945, served Palestine 1945-47; N S Macfarlane & Co Ltd (became Macfarlane Gp (Clansman) plc 1973): fndr 1949, md 1973-90, chm 1973-98, hon life pres 1999; chm United Distillers plc 1987-96, hon life pres Diageo 1996-; chm: The Fine Art Soc plc 1976-98 (hon life pres 1998), American Tst plc 1984-97, Guinness plc 1987-89 (jt dep chm 1989-92); dir: Clydesdale Bank plc 1980-96 (dep chm 1993-96), Edinburgh Fund Managers plc 1980-98, General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corp plc 1984-96; memb Cncl CBI Scotland 1975-81, dir Glasgow C of C 1976-79, memb Bd Scottish Devpt Agency 1979-87, chm Glasgow Devpt Agency (formerly Glasgow Action) 1985-92; pres Royal Glasgow Inst of the Fine Arts 1976-87; dir: Scottish Nat Orch 1977-82, Third Eye Centre 1978-81; memb Royal Fine Art Cmmn for Scotland 1980-82, Scottish patron Nat Art Collection Fund 1978-, chm Roger Billcliffe Gallery; tstee: Nat Heritage Meml Fund 1984-97, Nat Galls of Scotland 1986-97; memb Ct Univ of Glagow 1979-87, regent RCS(Ed); pres: Stationers' Assoc of GB and Ireland 1965, Co of Stationers of Glasgow 1968-70, Glasgow HS Club 1970-72; hon pres: Charles Rennie Mackintosh Soc 1988-, HS of Glasgow 1992- (chm of govrs 1979-92), Scottish Ballet 2001- (dir 1975-87, vice-chm 1983-87), Glasgow Sch of Art 2001 (govr 1978-87, hon fell 1993), Tenovus Scotland 2006-; dir Culture and Sport Glasgow 2007-; patron Scottish Licensed Trade Assoc 1992-; Lord High Cmmr Gen Assembly Church of Scotland 1992, 1993 and 1997; underwriting memb Lloyd's 1978-97; vice-pres PGA, hon patron Queen's Park FC, hon life memb Scottish Football League 2006; Freeman: Dumfries and Galloway 2006, City of Glasgow 2007; Glasgow St Mungo Medal 2005, Goodman Award for Art and Business 2007; Hon LLD: Univ of Strathclyde 1986, Univ of Glasgow 1988, Glasgow Caledonian Univ 1993, Univ of Aberdeen 1995; Hon DUniv Stirling 1992, Dr (hc) Univ of Edinburgh 1992; CCMI (CIMgt 1996), Hon RSA 1987, Hon RGI 1987, Hon FRIAS 1984, Hon FScotvec 1991, FRSE 1991, Hon FRCPGlas 1992
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Food and drink etiquette

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Debrett's notebooks

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