Dugald Cameron OBE DSc DA


Professor Dugald Cameron OBE DSc DA
Companion of the Royal Aeronautical Society Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers

Born Glasgow 1939, educated at the High School of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art specialising in Industrial Design, Diploma and Post-Diploma, 1961/62

Freelance practice as an industrial designer with part time teaching at GSA from 1962.

Appointed professor of industrial design at the Technische Hogeschole, Delft in 1970.

Part time tutor GSA 1962 – 1970
Appointed senior lecturer in charge of industrial design GSA 1970
Head of Design, GSA 1982
Director of GSA 1991. Retired from GSA in October 1991, hon professor University of Glasgow from 1993

Commission RAFVR 1974

Appointed visiting professor/hon professor University of Glasgow, 1999
Appointed visiting professor University of Strathclyde,1999

Chairman, Skelmorlie Community Council 29 Sept 1987 – Sept 1993
Deacon of the Incorporation of Weavers 2003

Patron Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron
Patron House for an Art Lover

Public Member Network Rail on its establishment 2002
Advisor to the Railway Historical Trust

Chairman, Prestwick Airport Consultative Committee, retired 2010

President, Royal Aeronautical Society, Prestwick Branch

Lord Provost of Glasgow’s Gold Medal for education 1998
OBE 2000
DSc h/c, University of Strathclyde, 2002
Baird of Bute Award for aviation in Scotland 2013

Publications –
Glasgow’s Own, a visual history of 602(City of Glasgow Squadron) R Aux Air Force
Glasgow’s Airport, Renfrew
A Sense of Place, Glasgow International Airport at the Millennium
Eagles in the Sky, with Alan Carlaw
From Pilcher to the Planets with R Galbraith and Douglas Thompson
Drawn to Scottish Steam, with Bill Brown and Campbell Cornwell
Glasgow Central, Central to Glasgow, on the centenary of the station, a compilation from friends
From the Karoo to the Kelvin. a compilation about the SAR Class 15F steam loco’s return to Glasgow
50 years of the R Aero Soc Prestwick Branch, a compilation from many sources with Dave Lacey and others

Articles and talks on design, aviation and railways

Created Squadron Prints with Alan Carlaw, a small business venture -produced over 700 individual aircraft commercial lithographs for the RAF, RN and air arms world-wide between 1977 and 2000. Business then carried on by Gill Howie and Berry Vissers.

Passions – Engineering, especially that of aviation (lapsed private pilot) and railways. Drawing-tries to paint the photographs that were never taken in the context of Scotland’s aviation and railway history.


Sandy Johnstone in Action, September 1940

A Time of Transition, Glasgow Central


Dugald Cameron

Night at Bloemfontein

Pilcher at Cardros with Ella and Boy Bat

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