We regret to announce that Cameron Farquharson died peacefully on Saturday morning, 14 December.

Cameron was a very successful bar manager, running Clark’s Bar in Edinburgh for several years. One evening he dropped into another establishment, Bennett’s Bar, to find that the owner was thinking of selling up, but reluctant to sell the family business to a chain. Cameron purchased the Bar on the spot, and ran it very successfully till it became time to retire. His last venture was the Roseburn Bar in Murrayfield.

Cameron loved bridge, though he would freely admit that he was not the best player in the club. He became involved in administration in the East District and was very proud to be made President of the SBU in 1989. He was an enthusiastic administrator and an exemplary host, with a lethal pouring hand, though he never drank himself. He oversaw the introduction of the voluntary Individual Membership Scheme. The membership fee included a subscription to the newly established Scottish Bridge News and the chance to play in the Farqhuarson Trophy. He donated a case of wine for prizes for the event that bears his name till illness made him forgetful. He has been unwell for several years.

Cameron lived in Bathgate for most of his life, and was a member of Bathgate Bridge Club. Our thoughts are with his wife Thelma and their family.