Death of Dr Milne Anderson

FORMER consultant neurologist Dr Milne Anderson, who spent his formative years in Forfar, has died suddenly at the age of 70.

Dr Anderson was born in Elgin and lived in the Glasgow area before moving to Forfar as a young child.

He attended Forfar Academy and went on to graduate MC ChB from St Andrews University in 1965.

His first years as a junior doctor were in hospitals in Dundee and Arbroath.

He then moved with his family to England to become a registrar in neurology at the Midland Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Smethwick.

He remained in the Midlands for the remainder of his medical career, becoming a consultant in neurology in 1977, specialising in neurological infections and serving a number of hospitals in the Birmingham area.

He was seconded to Saudi Arabia for a year in 1984 as a clinician, lecturer and teacher and in subsequent years travelled to Jordan, Kuwait and Turkey.

Dr Anderson retired from the Queen Elizabeth Neurosciences Centre, Birmingham, in 2003 and moved to Kinlochleven to live surrounded by his favourite mountains.

He was a keen hill walker, skier and camper as well as an avid reader of political biographies, world history and religion and the novels of Sir Walter Scott.

Latterly he enjoyed sailing his boat around the sea lochs of west Scotland.

Dr Anderson is survived by his wife, Pat, who he was married to for more than 50 years, children Peter and Rory, who both live and work in Angus, Fiona who lives in America, Boff who lives in Dubai and his 12 grandchildren.