David B Taylor 2003

Former Deputy Rector – David B. Taylor (1917-2003)

The death of former Deputy Rector David B. Taylor, at the age of 86, was announced on 4th January. Mr Taylor came late to teaching, having served with the General Accident for several years before the War. As a post-war student at Dundee, he graduated in history and Geography before going to Harris in 1951.

David Taylor replaced his namesake, Dr.William Taylor, as head of the History department at Morgan in 1958, the beginning of a twenty three year commitment to the School. He subsequently followed Bert Mackay as Deputy Rector in 1968 and served in this capacity for thirteen years, through the difficult transition to a comprehensive school, until his retirement in 1981.

While many pupils will recall his abiding involvement in the Abertay Historical Society and in archaeology where they often participated with him in the “digs”, David Taylor had a wide range of interests including angling, cricket and music.Former fellow students at Dundee University remember he also played a very useful piano.”

Our condolences to Mrs.Taylor and their two daughters at this sad time.