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Miller Caldwell


UK flag (b.1950)

Miller H Caldwell was born in 1950 growing up in the manse at Kirriemuir,in the north east of Scotland. He finished schooling in Glasgow determined to lead a humanitarian life. He was appointed by the Church of Scotland to work in Ghana. He was the Secretary to the Tema Council of Churches and the Tema Community Project. He received Charlie, an African monkey, as a gift for providing employment for a large group of agriculturalists. He also owned an African Grey parrot called Kofi. (qv The Parrot’s Tale) He met his wife in Ghana.
Returning to the UK in 1978 he enrolled at London University for a post graduate degree in African Studies. He worked at St Modan’s High School, Stirling before becoming a reporter to the children’s panels. Promotion led him from Kilmarnock to Ayr and finally to be the Regional then first Authority Reporter for Dumfries & Galloway. In 2002 in London he received the inter-agency Community Care Award. In 2003 he retired and became an author. In 2006 he was appointed Camp Manager at Mundihar in the NW Frontier of Pakistan following the south Asian earthquake. He was presented with the International Award for services to earthquake victims at a ceremony in Islamabad. He has been the President of the Dumfries Burns Club three times and Chair of the Scottish Association for the Study of Offending. He is married to Jocelyn and has two daughters, Fiona and Laura.
His other loves are his trombone, tenor sax and clarinet.
He is currently the President of the Dumfries Burns Club in its 200th year. Miller is a direct descendant of the Bard.