Memorial service for former Rothesay teacher

Lyn Bulloch and his wife Marjorie on the day in 2014 when Mr Bulloch served as chieftain of Bute Highland Games.
Lyn Bulloch and his wife Marjorie on the day in 2014 when Mr Bulloch served as chieftain of Bute Highland Games.

A memorial service for former Rothesay Academy teacher and depute lieutenant of Argyll and Bute Lyn Bulloch will be held in the town’s Trinity Church at 11am on Saturday, April 9.

Mr Bulloch died in hospital in Livingston on Saturday, March 26, three days after suffering a severe stroke.

Born and brought up on Bute, he studied at Glasgow School of Art and taught at the John Neilson Institution in Paisley before returning to the island to take up a post as art teacher at Rothesay Academy, where he remained for 32 years - the last 25 as principal of the department - until his retirement in 1997.

An elder at Trinity Church since 1967 and the church’s organist since 1970, he was made a depute lieutenant of Argyll and Bute in 2004, succeeding Tom Lamb of Kilchattan Bay, and remained the Queen’s representative on the island until he was succeeded by his friend and former Academy colleague Stewart Shaw in 2015.

He was also a past chairman of Bute Community Council and of local housing association Fyne Homes, and served as chieftain of Bute Highland Games in 2014.

Mr Bulloch is survived by Marjorie, his wife of 57 years, by two children, Louisa and Gilbert, and by two grandchildren, Fiona and Gordon.