Allan Waterston

The mil­i­tary career of Edin­burgh print­er, Allan Water­ston, who recent­ly died aged 92, is high­light­ed in the obit­u­ary pub­lished in the Dai­ly Tele­graph. He saw active ser­vice in North Africa, Italy and Aus­tria in World War II. His war ser­vice inter­rupt­ed his stud­ies at the Lon­don Col­lege of Print­ing, and on their final com­ple­tion he rejoined the fam­i­ly print­ing and sta­tionery firm of George Water­ston & Sons in Edin­burgh in 1947, ini­tial­ly as assis­tant works man­ag­er.

Allan Water­ston lat­er filled the roles of mar­ket­ing direc­tor and sales direc­tor, becom­ing Man­ag­ing Direc­tor in 1967. He was rep­re­sent­ed the firm in the Edin­burgh Mas­ter Print­ers Asso­ci­a­tion. He was com­pa­ny chair­man from 1984 until his retire­ment in 1988.