Elected: 1963
Discipline: Clinical Sciences
Dr Arthur James Hale FRSE
Hamish Hale was born in Largs, Ayrshire in 1926, the second son of Helen, and Victor – a colourful character who had served in the Royal Flying Corps and as an administrator on the Gold Coast. His parents ran the Victoria Hotel, which was a hotbed of intellectual activity in the 1930s and 40s, attracting a varied cast of writers, priests and politicians, including Jimmie Maxton, the leader of the Independent Labour Party, considered to be one of the greatest orators of his time.

Living by the sea, it is no surprise that Hamish developed a passion for boats and sailing, something that stayed with him for the rest of his life.

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