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Obituary: Kenneth Peat Forrest, civil servant and minister who lunched with Fidel Castro

Kenneth Peat Forrest

Kenneth Peat Forrest

Kenneth Peat Forrest, who has died aged 75, was a senior civil servant and minister of the Church of Scotland. He was born in 1942 and brought up along with his brother Gordon by his deeply devout Christian parents in Dennistoun, Glasgow.

He attended Alexandra Parade Primary School and Whitehill Secondary and studied chemistry at Strathclyde University, graduating with an honours degree specialising in inorganic chemistry. He then undertook a PhD funded by the Science Research Council.

He was awarded a Ramsay Memorial Fellowship at Cambridge although he never took this up. Instead, he undertook post doctoral research on x-ray crystallography at Glasgow University.

• Full obituary at The Herald.

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