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Anna Macleod (1917-2004)

Anna Macleod (1917-2004)

Professor of Brewing and Distilling

Anna Macleod studied botany at the University of Edinburgh and published theses on her scientific research into the malting process and the germination of barley. She taught at Heriot Watt University and had a personal chair as Professor of Brewing there. Her contribution was widely recognised - she was elected fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Institute of Biology (of which she was a founder member) and the Institute of Brewing. In 1976 she was awarded the Horace Brown medal for services to the malting, brewing and distilling industries.

Anna Macleod was chosen for the feature Born in 1917 - An Artist, A Scientist and A War Hero on our ScotlandsPeople website.

Birth in 1917

Anna MacGillivray Macleod was born at 7:15 on 15 May 1917, the daughter of Alasdair MacGillivray Macleod and Margaret Ingram Sangster. The entry in the statutory register for the district of Kirkhill in the county of Inverness gives the place of birth as the United Free Manse and her father's occupation as United Free Church minister.

Birth entry for Anna Macleod

Birth entry for Anna Macleod (40 KB jpeg)
National Records of Scotland, 1917/103/9

Death in 2004

Anna Macleod, University Emeritus Professor (retired), died on 13 August 2004 aged 87, in Edinburgh. (National Records of Scotland, 2004/735/562)