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Andrew C. Bain 1941 – 2019

Class of 1961

Andrew Bain, a well-known farmer in the Carse of Gowrie, passed away on 30th August 2019 following a short fight with cancer. He was 77 years old.

He took over the running of the Flocklones family farm in the early 1960s. His father, also named Andrew, came to the Carse of Gowrie in 1926, aged 22, to set up the farm.

Andrew was born in the now-closed Fernbrae Nursing Home in Dundee, on 7th November 1941 and attended Dundee High School. After that, he studied at Craibstone Agricultural College in Aberdeen. Upon returning to the farm, he produced dairy for a number of years. Following this, he went into pedigree Charolais cattle herding and he was well known for walking the bulls down roads whilst in training for local shows.

Years later, Andrew started a new venture in soft fruit. He had a keen eye for detail and supplied to supermarket chains both locally and nationally. He met Anne Grant in 1966 and the couple married in Broughty Ferry shortly after.

The couple had two sons, Andrew and Russell. Following his retirement in 2002, Andrew enjoyed many past times. He even designed a new home in the paddock at Flocklones and created an impressive garden. He was an avid reader of history and other subjects. He also had an interest in art and was a fundraiser for charities close to his heart.

Andrew is survived by his wife Anne, two sons and four grandchildren — Angus, Fergus, Cosmo and India.

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