COLONEL McINNES SHAW was born at Maryhill in 1862, and educated at Glasgow Academy. On leaving school he entered his father's business the firm of Shaw & McInnes, at Firhill Ironworks, of which he is now sole partner, and to which he has added Scotstoun Foundry. Following in the footsteps of his father - who had been Provost of Maryhill before the annexation of that burgh to the city - he entered the Town Council as representative for that district in 1899, became a Bailie in 1902, Senior Magistrate in 1907, and Lord Provost in 1908. He was Lieut.-Colonel in the 1st Lanarkshire Garrison artillery Volunteers before its Territorial transformation. He is now Honorary Colonel of one of its units, the 4th Lowland {Howitzer} Brigade Royal Field Artillery. He has seen 29 years' service, holding the V.D. and Long Service Medal. Among the many associations with which he is connected are the Perthshire, Fife and Kinross, and Dunbartonshire Associations, and the incorporations of Hammermen and Wrights. He is a member of the Conservative Club and Royal Clyde Yacht Club, and President of the Scottish Employers' Federation of Iron and Steel Founders' Associations. In 1899 he married Miss Fraser, and has two children.

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