Ian M Dale was born in Aberdeen in the year WW2 ended. His family later moved to Glasgow and he was educated at Allan Glen’s School and Glasgow University. Ian graduated with a B.Sc. in Pure Chemistry (1967) and gained his Ph.D. (1972)
Before retirement Ian was employed in the Department of Occupational Health examining and advising on the hazards of the workplace, including gases, vapours, chemicals, dust, noise, temperature, etc. and developing systems to eliminate or reduce the hazard. He is an authorised forensic scientist and an Honorary lecturer in the Department of Forensic Medicine and Science, University of Glasgow;
Outside his career Ian has been active in a number of roles :-
- President of the Allan Glen’s School Club, 1989-1991; now secretary
- President of the Rotary Club of Glasgow, 1997-98
- Deacon of the Incorporation of Tailors in Glasgow, 1999-2000
- Semi-finalist in the BBC Scotland ‘Super Scot Quiz’, 1985
Last, but not least, Ian had an extremely memorable a walk-on part (definitely non-singing) in the Scottish Opera production of The Trojans where he presented gifts to Dame Janet Baker !! A true claim to fame.