We were saddened to learn of the death at the end of August 2020 of the Association’s 2018 President Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan. Martin O’Neill was made a Life Peer in 2005 after serving on the Labour shadow front bench in the 1980s and 90s as Scottish Affairs spokesman and later shadow Defence Secretary. He went on to chair the Trade and Industry Select Committee for ten years before his elevation. Having enthusiastically accepted our 2018 Chairman, Mr John Ingham’s initial approach to be President of the Association; he was sadly unable to join us at our Festival Dinner in 2018 where he was due to raise a Toast to the CTBA, due to ongoing treatment. The Association sends its condolences to Lord O’Neill’s family at their very sad loss.