Jim Muir (1929 – 2010) was the Honorary President of the First and lived in Rosneath. He was a SL for ‘B’ Troop and also GSL for some years.
Jim as a younger man served in the Highland Light Infantry (now The Royal highland Fusiliers) in the rank of Captain and in recognition of his war service was awarded the Military Cross and mentioned in despatches.
He went on to work for the GPO (now British Telecom) and was on the telephone side of the business and was at one point in charge of the transatlantic telephone cable from Oban to America.
To mark his 90th birthday some 41 ex-scouts from all over Britain came together at the HQ of the Royal Highland Fusiliers in Glasgow on the 23rd October in 2009 and celebrated his 90th birthday. This was a very poignant function and as one of the ‘old’ scouts, Ken Lawton, who was there said, “ I am truly glad that we had the opportunity to say thanks and recognise Jim Muir’s input into our lives – for the better.”
Jim may have passed away but his memory will live on in those of us who had the privilege to know him.