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Sad news today out of Scotland of the passing of my old friend and colleague, Professor John Nesbit of the University of Aberdeen. John was my “go to” guy for research related to Aberdeenshire’s remotest glen, Glenbuchat.

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John Nesbit-1It was through the efforts and contacts of John, that the ancestral farm town of my forbears, Upperton in Glenbuchat,  received listing status with Historic Scotland. During the war John received a posting to Malaysia and served in England as an intelligence officer for an RCAF spitfire wing. We shared many interests, not the least of which were hiking in Glenbuchat and a fondness for good scotch.

Mention of his passing is made in the British Educational Research Association journal which can be viewed here:

Such was the modesty of the man that I never knew that he was installed in the Order of the British Empire!! Hail and farewell. Many, many thanks for the memories. It was an honour and privilege to have known you!!

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