The Alford Image Library
Alford Heritage Centre and Museum Year: 1952Wedding Presentation to Dr Sempill and Wife
L to R: Mr William McDonald (former slater), Dr Sempill (later to be Sir Ewan Forbes), Isabella Sempill-Forbes (nee Mitchell, later to be Lady Isabella Forbes), Mrs MacEwan (wife of Rev. Peter MacEwan who had officiated at the wedding in October 1952). Dr Sempill-Forbes had decided to leave general practice and this event had been arranged by his patients in Alford as a mark of their gratitude. Dr Sempill/Sir Ewan had led an interesting life, some of the details of which are described in his book "The Aul' Days". He died in 1993 and Lady Isabella in 2002.
Picture added on 20 April 2009