George Stewart

BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Glasgow, Lanarkshire and West | Man ‘killed as he walked his dog’

I’m not sure what made me look at this article on the BBC News website, but when I did, I think I just discovered that one of my friends from Strathclyde University has been murdered.

George Stewart was a mature student from Darvel (or ‘Dervel’, as he insisted it be pronounced) who joined Mechanical Engineering in second year in 1988. He’d worked for de Havilland in Ayrshire, and was a time-served engineer. He was working for one of the big engineering companies (maybe Howden) that were just waning under Maggie’s relentless efforts. George breezed through practical work (especially drawing) but found some of the theoretical stuff more challenging. He was a jovial soul, and good company in a lab or tutorial.

I can’t say for certain that this is the same George Stewart – but Darvel’s a small town, his picture looks the same, and he’d be the right age. Condolences to his family and friends – George was a great guy.
If you know anything, please contact Strathclyde Police Force.


  1. This is the same person you are thinking of. He was my husbands Uncle. Thank you for your kind words.

  2. Thank you for your kind words. He was my uncle and I’ve passed on your weblink for family to read.

  3. He was my uncle. We stay a few streets away from his home. I miss him greatly. Would you be up for getting a coffee some time and talking about his life? I’d like to get to know more about him. I was only16 when he passed, so I didn’t know him when he was younger, but I’d like to. Thank you.

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