AN ASSOCIATION with the legal profession in Arbroath which spanned over 130 years came to an end last Tuesday when Douglas Mackintosh retired.
Mackintoshes had been solicitors in Arbroath since the 1880s.
At an informal ceremony in the High Street premises of Connelly and Yeoman, he was presented with a golf lesson voucher and a voucher for afternoon tea at the Old Course Hotel, St Andrews, by the staff.
The partners, Alan Connelly and Jonathan Yeoman, handed over a voucher for a stay at the Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond.
Both wished him a long and happy retirement.
Mr Mackintosh graduated from Dundee University in 1971 and went to Edinburgh to serve an apprenticeship with a firm of solicitors in Charlotte Square.
He returned to Arbroath in 1974 when he joined the family firm of Neill and Mackintosh at 93 High Street.
In 1989 the firm amalgamated with what was then Thornton Oliver, now Thorntons. Mr Mackintosh remained with the company until 1999 when he joined Connelly and Yeoman.
During his career he has been Dean of the Faculty of Procurators and Solicitors in Angus and he also served on the Council of the Law Society of Scotland.
He was for many years secretary of the Arbroath branch of the Dundee and Tayside Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is a former member of Arbroath Round Table and Arbroath Rotary Club.
His interests include golf, fishing and hillwalking.
Mr Mackintosh is married to Rosalind and the couple have two children, Peter, a geologist who has recently moved to Norway, and Kate, who lives in Edinburgh. There are two grandchildren.