Ian Gilmour, former acting director of social
work for Glasgow Council, has died at the age of 57. He retired in
1999 following a diagnosis of throat cancer.
Throughout his 40-year social work career
Gilmour worked mainly with young people and families and was a
former president of the Association of Directors of Social
His professional achievements included being
one of a generation of practitioners to develop the recommendations
of the Kilbrandon report of the 1960s, which led to the
establishment of children’s hearings. He was also heavily involved
in the Scottish Child Care Law Review in the late 1980s, which led
to major revisions in the Children Act 1989.