Carnoustie man Arthur McCallum, who was well known in the banking and business communities in Cupar, has died. He was 94.
Born in Armadale, West Lothian, where his father was the local agent for the National Commercial Bank of Scotland, Mr McCallum and his family moved to Lanark in 1922 when his father was transferred there.
Having lost his father when he was still young, Mr McCallum’s family then moved to Edinburgh in 1927 where he entered service with the Commercial Bank in 1931.
His bid to volunteer for military service in the second world war was turned down due to a heart condition and he remained with the bank, being appointed accountant at their Grassmarket branch in 1952.
He moved to the Cupar branch in 1954, remaining there as the bank evolved, and became part of the Royal Bank of Scotland group until his retirement in 1976.
Mr McCallum and wife Dorothy, who worked with the sheriff clerk’s office in Cupar, remained in the town until 1996 when they moved to Broughty Ferry for three years before settling in Carnoustie in 1999.
Outside family life and work, Mr McCallum was treasurer of the Cupar Investment Club and secretary of Cupar and District Pest Control Society.
He was a keen golfer and former member of the New Golf Club of St Andrews and, as a popular after-dinner speaker, was a member of the Toastmasters’ Club of Edinburgh.
Mr McCallum is survived by Dorothy, son Bruce and his wife Katie.