A former Aberdeen school pupil and talented player who gave up his beloved rugby to start a new life across the Atlantic at a remote Arctic trading post has died at the age of 79.
Iain Charles Stewart Michie went on to have a long and successful life working in finance in Canada and the USA until his passing in Alabama this month.
Born in 1938 in the Tomintoul – which was then in Banffshire but is now in Moray – he first went to school in Banff at the academy and then in Aberdeen at the Grammar School.
Mr Michie decided to experience the excitement of emigrating to Canada by way of joining the Hudson’s Bay Company, alongside his close friend Ken Duthie.
At the age of 18, and given the honour of leading 19 other Scottish emigres, he sailed from Liverpool in 1956.
Mr Michie then moved to southern USA, working in commercial finance.
He died in Alabama with his extended family at his side and is remembered fondly by the Scottish side of the clan, now dispersed to Inverness, England and Australia.