Iain to give prestigious lecture

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A man brought up on Arran is to give a prestigious lecture in Glasgow.

Vet Iain Glen is to deliver the Sir William Weipers Memorial Lecture 2017 at  Glasgow Univerisity’s Veterinary School later this month.

Iain was brought up at Parkhouse, Corriecravie, which was his father’s farm. At one time there was the possibility of buying Machrie farm, in which case Iain was to stay and take over the family farm. This did not happen and he became a vet. After a year in Kenya, he became a veterinary anaesthetist. He moved to research with what was then ICI in Cheshire and for years worked on the development of the drug Propofol. This has become the drug of choice for inducing anaesthesia by intravenous injection and is sold all over the world. Indeed his name was mentioned in the court case related to the death of Michael Jackson who had been given Propofol.

The subject of Iain’s lecture, on Friday October 27, is the trials and tribulations and eventual success of his research in developing Propofol entitled: ‘Bubbles, balancing tricks and mini-pigs: steps on the road to Propofol’.

Iain still has the land from Parkhouse farm at Corriecravie and a house in Blackwaterfoot and has traced and produced a family tree of his ancestors on Arran back for almost 200 years.

Iain Glen, seen in his boat at Blackwaterfoot, is to give the prestigious lecture. NO_B41glen01