William Is an idealist who believes his function in life is to make the world a better place. He has degrees in philosophy, mathematical-science, education and psychology; and fellowships in mathematical-science and history. Elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, 1985, sponsored by Professor Sir Hermann Bondi, world class scientist, Master of Churchill College, Cambridge and Head of the Natural Environment Research Council who offered a foreword for a book on mathematical education Wm had written and when a publisher could not be found, to co-author a book, declined (he had moved to new intellectual territory).

Also sponsored by Prof Edward Patterson, Aberdeen, Chairman of the Scottish Mathematical Council, on which Wm. served on the Mathematical Challenge Committee which set, marked and awarded prizes to the ablest students of Scotland. An offer to serve on the British Mathematical Council was declined because he had agreed to work abroad. Elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries sponsored by Sheriff, Advocate and Historian, David B Smith, 1998, after the publication of 'The Bannockburn Years' which won the Constable Trophy in 1997 for a novel published by Luath Press, reprinted 2003.

A Bute Crucifixion' is about the conflict between a minister in a small community and a local businessman, manipulator: how is goodness defeated? as it often is. Is there a God? is a question of immense interest herein. 'How is poetry written? What does the education of a young genius feel like to those around her? The many characters here are interesting. There is no happy ending. 'Honour Killing in Argyll & Bute' is a novel about two young people from a local and an immigrant Muslim community who are drawn together by their intelligence and education with alarming but illuminating consequences for the current problems of our time. 'Bruce's Genius Battle' is a reconstruction of the battle and the training beforehand, in the person of one of the soldiers, based on all the research. 'Bannockburn: The Poem' is a half hour read which gives all the main aspects of the battle in verse. Both of these have maps and proofs of important matters.

Wm likes films, newspapers, puzzles, classical music (detests noise), takes a mild interest in rugby and cricket and exercises regularly in gym and pool. He has published hundreds of letters in newspapers. Like most writers he suffers from a dearth of good conversation. He swam a 25 yard length aged 10 in 18 seconds. In Dublin, aged 65, in an old 25 yard pool he swam a 25 yard length in 17 seconds. Today, ten years on, he swam a 25 metre length in about 20 seconds.He is a practising Christian, a pilgrim of long standing, but without the beliefs necessary for full membership. He attended St Giles, under Gilleasbuig then, for many years, from Bute or Pitlochry, and has attended six conferences on theology, the latest in January 2017.