Hamish Liddell W.S.

27 September 2012

We regret to announce the death on 11 September 2012 of our former senior partner, Hamish Liddell.

Brought up in Pitlochry, he was educated in Edinburgh at Cargilfield School and Fettes College (where he was a scholar) before reading Law both at Balliol College, Oxford and at the University of Edinburgh.

Hamish joined the firm in 1950, the year his father Buckham died (who had been a partner since 1902), staying in partnership with his brother Donald until the latter’s untimely death in a car crash in 1976. Hamish then worked on his own for four years to enable his nephew Colin to finish his education and traineeship. Colin became a partner in 1980 and Lesley Gray (from Aberdeen) became a partner in 1988.

Hamish retired at the age of 72 in 1996, having been a solicitor in Pitlochry for 46 years.

Hamish was a former Convenor of the Law Society of Scotland’s ‘Future of the Profession’ Committee, and served on the W.S. Society Council.

He was a former Chairman and President of the Scottish National Ski Council, Vice-President of the National Ski Federation of Great Britain, and served on the Cairngorm Winter Sports Development Board and the Scottish Sports Council.

He was a former President of Pitlochry Rotary Club, and a Commodore and founding member of Loch Tummel Sailing Club. He entertained crowds at Pitlochry Highland Games as commentator for 23 years, as well as serving on its Committee for almost 50 years.

Married for 47 years to Mary from New Zealand, they have two children, Duncan and Diana, and three grandchildren.