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Ireland, Ronald David free

Born 13 March 1925; o s of William Alexander Ireland and Agnes Victoria Brown; died 30 April 2016

QC (Scot.) 1964; Sheriff Principal of Grampian, Highland and Islands, 1988–93


George Watson’s Coll., Edinburgh; Balliol Coll., Oxford (Scholar; BA 1950, MA 1958); Edinburgh Univ. (LLB 1952).


Served Royal Signals, 1943–46. Passed Advocate, 1952; Clerk of the Faculty of Advocates, 1957–58; Aberdeen University: Prof. of Scots Law, 1958–71; Dean of Faculty of Law, 1964–67; Hon. Prof., Faculty of Law, 1988–; Sheriff of Lothian and Borders (formerly Lothians and Peebles) at Edinburgh, 1972–88. Governor, Aberdeen Coll. of Education, 1959–64 (Vice-Chm., 1962–64). Comr, under NI (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1974–75. Member: Bd of Management, Aberdeen Gen. Hosps, 1961–71 (Chm., 1964–71); Departmental Cttee on Children and Young Persons, 1961–64; Cttee on the Working of the Abortion Act, 1971–74; Hon. Sheriff for Aberdeenshire, 1963–88. Member: North Eastern Regional Hosp. Bd, 1964–71 (Vice-Chm. 1966–71); After Care Council, 1962–65; Nat. Staff Advisory Cttee for the Scottish Hosp. Service, 1964–65; Chm., Scottish Hosps Administrative Staffs Cttee, 1965–72. Dir, Scottish Courts Admin, 1975–78. Hon. LLD Aberdeen, 1994.


6A Greenhill Gardens, Edinburgh EH10 4BW


New (Edinburgh); Royal Northern and University (Aberdeen); Highland (Inverness)