Ian’s own contribution to keeping his beloved culture alive is unquantifiable.
Many former students have tweeted their sadness at the news of his death. One wrote: ‘Who could ever forget the lesson from a tale that began: ‘Imagine I wished to enter into a contract to purchase some black silk sheets…’
This Kintyre connection led to Rev Bristow taking a teaching post at the Campbeltown’s ‘Meadows School’ in 1978. He became the head and retired in 1991.
His life was one of devotion to his family, loyalty to his friends and commitment and dedication to the countless lives that he touched and influenced professionally.
He had to report personally to Lord Weinstock every week, something most staff feared but which to Robin was an opportunity to trade logic with a mind he greatly admired.
Obituary for musician, composer, adjudicator and tutor