A brief personal background – real life experience, not politics

Educated at Daniel Stewart’s College (1960—1973) I commenced a career in Quantity Surveying.

In the 1980s, my sons David and Douglas were born. David has graduated in Psychology (Aberdeen) and Douglas in Medicine (Edinburgh) – If I am elected to serve on Edinburgh Council, I shall need them both!

Professionally, I have served the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) as Chairman of the Scottish Junior Branch, Chairman of Edinburgh & South East Scotland, Chairman of an Assessment of Professional Competence Panel.

In my day job I have worked on multi-million projects — bank headquarters, a submarine base and the international award winning restoration of Stanley Mills, Perthshire for Historic Scotland and HRH The Prince of Wales’ Phoenix Trust.

Nowadays, I am largely involved in contract dispute resolution, adjudication, arbitration and expert witness work — as well as helping many hundreds of Edinburgh citizens whose lives have been so deeply affected by the disgraceful Statutory Notices Scandal.

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