DOUGLAS Story Dalgleish, who died peacefully aged 91, was a well known Glasgow solicitor, a past president of the Scottish Golf Union, and a former chairman of Dumbarton Football Club.

Douglas was brought up in the gate house of the Old Dalnottar Cemetery. He attended primary school in Gavinburn, continuing on to what was referred to as Clydebank High School at Dumbarton Academy; Clydebank High School itself having been closed due to the war.

During his school years he was active in the Boys Brigade, serving as an officer, and playing for their football team. In March 1941, as a teenager, he experienced the wartime blitz in Clydebank.

After school he began university, but his studies were cut short when he was called up for National Service, serving two years with the RAF in Cornwall.

Returning to Glasgow University, he graduated with an MA and later an LLB.

Once qualified he joined Brunton, Miller, Alexander & Martin, the firm he stayed with for the rest of his life, serving as senior partner for most of those years.

His amateur football career saw him play for Clydebank High School’s former pupils, and then for the works team of Babcock & Wilcox, with whom he won a Renfrewshire Cup medal.

In 1951 Douglas met May McWilliams, a primary school teacher from Dalmuir, at Old Kilpatrick Tennis Club. They married in 1956, and sons Colin and Gordon were born in 1960 and 1962 respectively.

The family moved to Helensburgh in 1965.

He was one of golf’s great enthusiasts. He created the highly regarded Helensburgh Boys’ Tournament and ran it for a number of years.He was president of the Dumbartonshire Golf Union, also served on the executive of the Scottish Golf Union, and was elected president of the latter body in 1994.

Douglas was an after dinner speaker of considerable renown, speaking at various events over a long career. Any fees earned were donated to Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Douglas was also an in-demand regular on the Burns supper circuit.

He was a lifelong Dumbarton Football Club supporter, and served as chairman of the club from 1996 until 2003. During his tenure, the club made the move from the old stadium at Boghead to their brand new facility in the shadow of Dumbarton Rock.

He was an enthusiastic curler, and was active member and secretary of Duntocher Curling Club. He was very involved in bringing the 1985 Silver Broom World Curling Championships to the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow.

He was proud of the success his sons made of their golf travel business, PerryGolf, a business he helped them start in 1984.

Douglas’s funeral took place at Cardross Crematorium on Saturday, December 14. His was a long, adventurous and fulfilled life.

Douglas is survived by wife May, sons Colin and Gordon, daughter-in-laws Anne and Marion, and grandson Sterling.