In this section are listed the Silent Key (Obituary) notices for members and former members of the Lothians Radio Society and other local Radio Amateurs.


Tom Simpson GM3BCD died on 25th October 2014 at the age of 96. Tom was the Secretary of the Lothians Radio Society in 1960-61. However, his major contribution to the development of Amateur Radio in Edinburgh was in the Radio Club at George Watson's College where he contributed to more than 30 pupils gaining their transmitting licences and constructed & operated a world-class HF DX station with a cubical quad antenna on the school roof.


It is with great sadness that we learned that LRS Life Member Dick Richardson GM3AKM became a Silent Key on 18th August 2014 at the advanced age of 93. Dick was LRS Secretary / Treasurer in 1963-64.

His funeral service at St. David's Episcopal Church, Boswall Parkway, Edinburgh, cremation at Warriston Crematorium and wake at Silverknowes Golf Club on Monday 25th August 2014 were attended by six members of the LRS. In his eulogy to his father, Richard Richardson made numerous references to Dick's radio hobby and the LRS. Many thanks to him for allowing quotations below from the eulogy.

Click for Edinburgh Evening News Obituary.


Judith Wilson and her daughter Jackie abseiled from the Forth Bridge on Sunday 8th June 2014 to raise funds for MyelomaUK in memory of her husband, LRS member Dr Brian Wilson MM0WZB, who died of myeloma in February 2013 after battling the disease for several years. So far they have raised over £2,000 including a number of donations from LRS members.


Click for Scotsman obituary.