Alasdair McIntyre, a Scottish marine biologist, born in Helensburgh in 1926, died in Aberdeen on 15 April 2010, after a short illness. In his long and eventful life, Alasdair travelled many different roads, following his many interests along pathways that sometimes led to unexpected destinations.
The starting point for his lifelong intellectual and scientific interests was the family home in Helensburgh. The Hermitage School, his first school, was close by, as was also the rocky seashore where Alasdair and his brother, Gordon, spent many hours exploring the pools for shrimp and limpets.
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