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Springing from the hand loom weavers of linen in the burgh of Forfar, today's people are engaged in many of the traditional professions - medicine, law, accountancy, teaching, architecture, engineering - and some of the more recent disciplines in field of IT in the form of programmers, web designers and software engineers. And whilst many of us remain in the UK - particularly in Scotland, especially in the Forfar and Dundee area, we have also emigrated to the traditional commonwealth countries - South Africa, Canada, Austrailia - and the US.

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DOUGLAS GEORGE ADAMSON, MBChB, MD, FRCP, physician

Douglas George Adamson, 1915-1979
  • Douglas George Adamson, MBChB, MD, FRCP, physician Excelling in everything he turned his hand to, Douglas was an outstanding physician and, in his early years, sportsman. During WW2, he had a most distinguished career, serving in Egypt, Syria, Persia, Iraq and ultimately with the 14th (or 'Forgotton') Army in Burma. His many and varied interests outside of medicine included photography, ornithology, angling, hillwalking, horticulture, music and golf.

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GEORGE DAVID WALKER ADAMSON, MBE, Doctor and Author

Honour a Physician, Philip Auld
  • George David Walker Adamson MBE; aka Philip Auld, doctor and author His WW2 service earned George the MBE and once home, he practiced as a GP for the rest of his professional life. For relaxation, George wrote novels which featured - and commentated upon - the working practices of those employed in the fledgling NHS of the 1940s and 50s.

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JOHN MOFFAT ADAMSON, mining engineer in South Africa

John Moffat Adamson, mining engineer in South Africa