#3 Coins, Chips & Buttons author
(Benwhat, Ayrshire, Scotland: 12th May 1940 - )
Learned in 1949 from tricks in a boy's annual. Student of John Ramsay since 1956. Golf club maker. Amateur close-up magician. In late 1980s had 3 fingers of right hand crushed by a hydraulic vise.
Wrote The Ramsay Legend (1969, 62pp; repr 1975; 2nd revised ed 1985), The Ramsay Classics (1977, 108pp), Diverting Card Magic (1980, 56pp), and The Ramsay Finale (1982). Articles in Abra, Pabular, and Magic Circular. Video (1985; reissued 1989).