Elected: 1978
Discipline: History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts
Mr Eric Duncan Grant Langmuir MBE FRSE
Eric Duncan Grant Langmuir was born in Glasgow May 3rd 1931, the second son of Dr James Langmuir OBE. He died on September 18, 2005, aged 74 and richly fulfilled, at his unique and uniquely hospitable home with its wonderful views of the Cairngorms. He died peacefully, surrounded by family, and still able to join in an impromptu ceilidh in his bedroom on the final day.

His funeral in Inverness on September 24th was attended by about three hundred family, friends and colleagues gathered from the whole of Britain, paying their respects and fulfilling Eric’s own recipe for the best way to express one’s support in a bereavement “I really think if you can possibly manage it, the best thing is to be there”.

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