Sad Death of Stuart Campbell
Stuart Campbell, who died on 20th July will be sadly missed by all his family, friends and colleagues both in the Falkirk area and in Dumfries where he retired some 10 years ago.
Stuart was born in Glasgow in 1944 and after schooling, joined the Singer foundry at Clydebank for a period while studying metallurgy in the city. Once qualified, he moved east to Haddington and for 9 years worked with British Rollmakers in Edinburgh. From there he moved to Robert Taylor Ironfounders in Larbert and began a steady progress through that operation, first as Quality Assurance Manager then Works Manager and finally Works Director. He oversaw many developments in his years at Larbert and always brought a calm, thoughtful approach to the many problems that were liable to erupt in a varied and challenging industry. He oversaw operations through many good years, but ultimately was forced to manage the plant`s decline as the industry generally shrank along with much of the UK`s traditional industrial capacity. Finally, the Larbert plant was forced to close and Stuart took early retirement settling near Dumfries where he became much involved in the local golf club.
Professionally, he was a loyal member of the IBF/ICME from 1982 to 2006 becoming President of the Scottish branch in 1989-90.
As a person Stuart was extremely easy to work with. He was hard working, reliable, loyal and always had time for others even when under great pressure himself.