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My work background is in operational meteorology and in my career I have been involved in forecasting for everything from bananas to jumbo jets.I joined the Met Office 1974 as an observer at Glasgow Airport. After training as a forecaster, I worked as an Operational aviation forecaster at various defence sites and airports. In 1982, I moved to Glasgow Weather Centre as a forecaster and STV broadcaster till 1988. He then took up a post as Senior Forecaster London Weather Centre, then Senior Forecaster ITV where I qualified as a trainer in presentation techniques for the ITV Association. After being diagnosed with MS, he moved into management and became Head of London Weather Centre in 1997 followed by a period of front-line management for Southern England and Europe covering London and Cardiff Weather Centres and the Met Offices on defence stations from Akrotiri in Cyprus to St Mawgan in Cornwall. He took up the post of Met Office Chief Advisor for Scotland & Northern Ireland in March 2008 and moved to Edinburgh. I retired in September 2014. My one claim to fame is once performed a comedy sketch on TV with Manuel (Andrew Sachs) from Fawlty Towers in support of Comic Relief.

Friends AGM

Notice Of Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at 6pm


McDonald Road Library (Nelson Hall)


Richard Dark who is Fundraising and Communications Manager for the Tree Time Initiative.

“The Valuable Role played by our City Trees”

It has been calculated that Edinburgh needs to plant 6,500 trees every year over the coming years to compensate for those we lose through old age and disease.

The AGM starts at 6pm and the Speaker at 6.30

refreshments will be served prior to the AGM