Sir Thomas Dunlop Bt, OStJ; born April 11, 1912, died August 18, 1999

TO those who knew him, Tom Dunlop was a quiet, kindly, and modest man. Essentially a family man, he was the eldest of three as well as the eldest of 12 cousins, in whom he had great interest and was always ready to help or advise. They, in turn, looked on him as the head of the family when he succeeded as the third Baronet on the death of his father in 1963.

Formal education began at Kelvinside Academy and Craigflower Preparatory School, thereafter at Shrewsbury and to St John's College, Cambridge, for a BA. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant through McClelland Ker & Co and was assumed, in 1938, as a Partner in Thomas

Dunlop & Sons, Shipowners and Insurance Brokers, founded in 1851. He was the fourth generation.

At this point, as for so many, life was totally disrupted by the Second World War, which for him, as an officer in the TA, meant immediate involvement and service, in India and the UK, as a major in the Royal Signals.

Returning to the family firm and marriage in 1947 to Alison Smith of Biggar, his partner for life, he quickly became immersed in the life of Glasgow. One of his appointments, to the executive committee of Erskine Hospital, was to be his longest, serving for 50 years, part of it as convener of the finance committee.

During the difficult 1950s, which saw the demise of so many of Glasgow's smaller shipping companies, including those managed by Dunlops, he served as a director of Glasgow & Clyde Shipowners' Association, as vice president of the Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society, and, as honorary agent of the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society. He was also for a time chairman of the Underwriters' Association of Glasgow.

In 1955 he followed his father and grandfather in becoming Deacon of the Incorporation of Bakers of Glasgow, which he had joined in 1923, going on to serve on the Common Weal Fund of the Trades House as well as joining several other incorporations. He was also a director of the Merchant's House for 10 years and their representative on the Hutchesons' Educational Trust for more than 20 years.

Other appointments included the board of management of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children; chairman of the Renfrew Rates Valuation Appeals Commission, and of several benevolent societies - Glasgow Renfrewshire Society; City of Glasgow Benevolent Fund and the Ballahouston Bequest. In the 1960s he was chairman of the Trustee Savings Bank of Glasgow.

His leisure pursuits included sailing, and he was a life member of the Royal Clyde Yacht Club. He and his wife both regularly rode to hounds and even in his sport he could not but get involved, and accepted to be district commissioner of the Lanark and Renfrew branch of the Pony Club, a position he held for nearly 20 years, and the duties of which he carried out assiduously. He also shared his passion for fishing and gardening with his wife. Golf had been an interest when younger, so that he was a life member of Kilmacolm and Prestwick.

He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and four grandchildren.