DOCTOR Ebeth Barr has died in a nursing home in Cheltenham after a

long illness aged 79.

The third daughter of the late George and Bertie Scobbie of Dunglass,

Manse Road, Bearsden, she was educated at Laurelbank School and

graduated MB, ChB at Glasgow University in 1938. She then specialised in

paediatrics, achieving the DCh and receiving her MD in 1942.

She served at Newcastle Infirmary then as a consultant at Yorkhill.

She also had experience in general practice and married the late William

A Barr, also of Manse Road, Bearsden, in 1947.

She then moved to Cheltenham, where she pioneered a wheelchair and

supported the Cheltenham Association for the Transport of the Disabled.

She is survived by her son, John and her grandson, Blake.