Solicitor, Scout and church elder;
Born: May 11, 1925: Died: May 25, 2012.
Alistair Hamilton, who has died aged 87, was born in Motherwell and lived almost all of his life in Cambuslang.
Christened Alexander Macdonald Hamilton, but always known as Alistair, he was educated at West Coats Primary School, Hamilton Academy, where he was awarded the prize of dux in 1943, and Glasgow University. Leaving school during wartime he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve and became a petty officer radio mechanic serving in Lord Mountbatten's headquarters in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). This is probably one of the reasons that in later life he remained adept at finding and solving mechanical and all types of problems.
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