New Chief of the Clan Hannay

Second Chief of Clan Hannay

As the eldest son of Ramsay Hannay, who died earlier this year at the age of 93, Professor David Hannay has succeeded his father as the Chief of Clan Hannay. This has been approved by the Lord Lyon and acclaimed at a recent gathering of the Clan Hannay Society.

Professor Hannay is a family doctor who trained at Cambridge University and St. George’s Hospital in London, before going to Glasgow University as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in General Practice. After a period of family practice in Wigtownshire he became Professor of General Practice in Sheffield, where he established anInstitute of General Practice before returning to Galloway as a partner in a local practice and Director of a Regional Research Network. He has recently retired as a partner in the practice but continues with some clinical work and is a research adviser for the Royal College of General Practitioners. . In 1978 he was a research fellow at McMaster University in Canada, and in 1997 was a Visiting Professor at theUniversity of Western Australia.

In the past, Professor Hannay has stood as a Liberal candidate for Galloway in elections for Westminster and the Scottish Parliament. He likes playing bagpipes, both Highland pipes and Scottish Smallpipes, and, when time permits, enjoys sailing. David is married to Janet, who is a teacher and environmentalist with a special interest in garden history. They have three sons, one of whom lives nearby and the other two in Edinburgh. All three are married and there are four grandchildren. For the past few years Professor Hannay has been Convenor of the Clan Hannay Society, and his wife Janet is Keeper of the Tartan. They live in the old family home at Kirkdale, where they are partners in a hill farm, and where Clan members are always welcome.

DRH 19.06.04

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