Past Honourary Presidents

Honorary Past Presidents

1886Lt. Col. W.O. Leitch1961Andrew Bruce, Lord Bruce
1887Rev John Barclay1962G. M. Grieve (Hugh MacDiarmid)
1888Sheriff Nicolson1963George S. Fraser
1889Professor Blackie1964William McL. Dewar
1890Lord Pearson1965Professor Andrew Kay
1891Andrew Lang1966Sir Rupert Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk
1892Provost David Masson1967Sheriff Francis Middleton
1893Archibald Campbell, Lord Blythwood1968Maurice Lindsay
1894Sir J. M. Barrie1969Dr. Hugh Gillies
1895Professor Sir H. Jones1970Rev. Robert Paterson
1896Rev. John Watson ( Ian Maclaren)1971J. E. T. Thompson
1897Rev. Hugh MacMillan1972Professor W. Barclay
1898William Jacks1973Harald Leslie, Lord Birsay
1899Sir Thomas Sutherland1974Sir Donald Liddle
1900William Wallace1975George Johnston
1901Robert Laird1976Rt. Hon. Lord Barnetson
1902Sir James Sivewright1977Very Rev. R. Leonard Small
1903Neil Munro1978Rev. J. T. Runciman
1904T. P. O'Connor1979Thomas G. Anderson
1905Professor William M. Dixon1980Very Rev. Peter P. Brodie
1906Rev. John Hunter1981Shedden Alexander
1907Sir Hugh Shaw Stewart1982Rev. John W. Cook
1908Sir John Ure Primrose1983Dr. Ian Grimble
1909Principal Sir D. Macalister1984Lord Ross of Marnock
1910Sir Hugh Shaw Stewart1985Farquhar MacIntosh
1911Rt. Rev. A. E. Campbell, Bishop Of Glasgow & Galloway1986Sir Kenneth Alexander
1912Hugh P. McMillan1987Dr. James Connor, President of RBWF
1913Rt. Hon. Sir G. H. Reid1988Grant Carson
1914Professor R. S. Rait1989D. Wilson Ogilvie
1915World War I1990Dr. Andrew Noble
1916World War I1991Joe Campbell
1917World War I1992Professor David Purdie
1918World War I1993Drew Cochrane
1919Edward Tennant, Lord Glenconner1994Rt. Hon. Andrew Bruce, 11th Earl of Elgin & Kincardine
1920Rt. Hon. Robert Munro1995Professor Edward Cowan
1921Professor Charles A. Martin1996Leonard Murray
1922Lord Sands1997Rev. Melville Schofield
1923General Sir I. Hamilton1998John Htet Khin
1924Edward James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine1999Murdo Morrison
1925Sir Robert Bruce2000Ronald Munton
1926Rt. Rev. John White2001Carl McDougall
1927Principal A. M. Williams2002Rt. Hon. David Steel KBE MSP
1928Rev. A. Boyd Scott2003Peter Kormylo
1929Professor Charles Sorolea2004David Sibbald
1930E. R. Mitchell2005James Bowes
1931Sir Joseph Dobbie2006Sheena Wellington
1932Very Rev. Charles L. Warr2007Rev. Fraser Aitken
1933Rev. Canon J. Wilkinson2008Dr. Archibald M. Fleming
1934Rt. Hon. Sir G. Collins2009Professor Ken Simpson
1935Professor J. L. Morison2010John Shirkie
1936Sir Thomas Oliver2011Jack Glenny
1937Sir Thomas Oliver2012Alasdair Hendry LLB
1938Ex-Provost J. Drummond jnr.2013Dr. Kirsteen McCue
1939Rev. Adam Burnett2014Jane Brown, President of RBWF
1940D. Templeton2015Angus Middleton, Past President RBWF
1941Rev. R. D. Langlands Seath2016Joe Gatherer LLB
1942John S. Clarke2017James Thomson, Past President RBWF
1943Sir Patrick Dollan
1944Harry Primrose, 6th Earl of Rosebery
1945Compton Mackenzie
1946Eric Linklater
1947Douglas Young
1948Lord George Douglas-Hamilton, Earl of Selkirk
1949Thomas B. Goudie
1950Rev. Arthur Robertson
1951Lt. Col T. M. Riddell
1952Rt. Hon. Thomas Johnston
1953Lord Glentanar
1954Professor John D. Mackie
1955Rev. H. C. Whitley
1956Ivor J. C. Brown
1957Sir Robert Boothby
1958W. D. Cocker
1959Professor David Daiches
1960Ian MacArthur