It is with sadness that we have to announce the deaths of our members Mr. Douglas Jessiman, Mr. J. Alan D. Macfarlane and Dr. Euan Mackie.  All were long standing members of GAS and will be sadly missed. 

Our sympathy goes out to their families and friends.

The GAS Council


Dr. Euan Mackie

EWM at Dun Mor Vaul 1964Dr. Mackie's family have issued the following statement:

As you may have heard, our beloved partner, father and grandfather died peacefully on Monday 2nd November, 2020.

His funeral to celebrate his life will take place on the morning of Saturday, 14th November, 2020, at 11.30 at Clydebank Crematorium.

Current restrictions mean there is a limit on those who can attend in person.

We are very conscious that there are many people who would ordinarily have paid their respects to Euan as a family member, friend and colleague. There are several ways in which you could do this.

If you are local, and can do so within current guidelines then one option is standing outside either his home or on the route to the crematorium or at the entrance to the crematorium itself as he makes his final journey.

The funeral cortege will be leaving from his home Fairhills, Station Road, Old Kilpatrick at 11.10am (there will be no space to park on Station Road itself), and will travel south down Station Road, then east along Dumbarton Road before turning into Mountblow Road and arriving at the crematorium around 11.20am.

Another option is to watch the funeral on a computer screen as it is live streamed using this link The link will be active for 28 days after the funeral.

And simply remembering Euan in your thoughts on the day would be as much appreciated as either of the other options. Remembering his life in any of these ways would be so appreciated and we know from all the kind messages that Euan is in many people’s thoughts at present.

If you would like to make a donation to charity in memory of Euan, then can we suggest Alzheimer’s Research as an appropriate choice of charity. The website is

In these difficult times the opportunity to share in person the reminiscences and memories of Euan is sadly limited. As a family we would really appreciate receiving via email any memories or reminiscences of him whether he was a family member, friend or colleague. There is no urgency for this – we would be delighted to receive any contributions in your own time and will collate them in the months ahead.

With grateful thanks for all your support at this time.