SON of the late James Goldie, brickbuilder, Hutchesontown, Mr. Goldie was born in 1844 and educated in Gorbals Youth School. On leaving it he entered the office of Messrs. Shields & Duff, measurers, where he spent six years acquiring a knowledge of surveying, preparatory to his taking up his father's business in 1863. The firm is now a limited company under the title of Jas. Goldie & Son, Limited, brickbuilders and contractors, of which Mr. Goldie is the managing director. The firm is well known in the West of Scotland, where they have carried out large contracts for public works of every description.
    Mr. Goldie entered the Trades' House in 1899 as Deacon of the Incorporation of Wrights. In the following year he was unanimously chosen Collector of the House and in 1903 he became Deacon-Convener of the Trades, an honour of two years' duration which carries with it a seat in the Town Council and numerous other public duties.
On expiry of his office of Deacon-Convener he received more than one invitation to remain in the Town Council but his inclinations lay in other directions. He has been for many years a manager of the Royal Infirmary and other charitable institutions, hon. president of the Building Trades Exchange, a manager of the Clyde Navigation, and a director of the Merchants' House.
    On the formation of the Territorial Association of the County of the City of Glasgow in 1908, to carry out Mr. Haldane's new scheme, Mr. Goldie was one of the co-opted members, and he takes an active part in the work of the Association.

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