_. Sir David McCowan, 4th Baronet has died at the age of 86.
Sir David was the founder and original proprietor of both Lomond Castle Hotel and Duck Bay Marina, at Alexandria, Loch Lomond.
David William Cargill McCowan was born 28 February, 1934, second son of Sir David James Cargill McCowan, 2nd Baronet [1897-1965], by his wife the former Muriel Emma Annie Willmott.
He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his elder brother, Sir Hew Cargill McCowan [1930-98].
He was married for 55 years to the former Jean McGhee, by whom he had issue, a son, David [born 1975], and a daughter, Caroline [born 1966].
Sir David, who did not prove his succession to the baronetcy, is succeeded by his only son.