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Douglas M. S. Robbie 1950 – 2020

Class of 1968

Douglas Robbie, an HSD Former Pupil from the Class of 1968, passed away peacefully on 27th January 2020 after being diagnosed with lung and liver cancer in November.

Growing up in Dundee, he attended the High School of Dundee before later moving to Strathallan School. Douglas ran Dunlaw House Hotel on Union Road for 30 years and was a well-known figure across the city. After leaving school, he joined the army before becoming part of the Hong Kong Police Force for four years.

A spell in the construction business followed upon his return to Dundee before he bought the Dunlaw House Hotel. After retiring from his role at the guest house, Douglas sought a quiet life away from the city and had only recently moved to his dream home by the sea after he and his wife, Barbara, had bought a new cottage in Montrose.

Described as a wild and fun-loving man who was a larger than life character, he will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Since his passing, his family have begun fundraising to continue to aid research into preventing cancer.

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