Prof. Ian McIntyre

1919 - 2008

Veterinary scientist and academic. Born in Altnaharra (Sutherland), the son of the gamekeeper, McIntyre attended schools in Altnaharra and Golspie, before moving to Edinburgh to train at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He joined the University of Glasgow as a lecturer in 1948. He was responsible for modernising the Glasgow Veterinary School in the 1950s and establishing its excellent reputation in teaching and research. He contributed to research which developed the first successful vaccine against lungworm in cattle. In 1963, he was one of a team who were invited to develop a veterinary school at the newly-established University of East Africa in Kenya. In 1973, he was invited to the Gambia by the country's President Sir Dawda Jawara, who had been a student in Glasgow, to examine trypanosomiasis in cattle, a real problem for farmers across Africa. This link ultimately led to the International Trypanotolerance Centre being established in Banjul, with McIntyre as its first Director.

He lived at Shandon, near Helensburgh, on the eastern shore of the Gare Loch. McIntyre enjoyed motor rallying in Scotland and took part in the East African Rallies of 1965 and 1966. He was awarded a CBE in 1990. He died at his home in Shandon and his funeral was held at Cardross Crematorium.

His son Michael McIntyre is a medal-winning Olympic sailor.

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