I was saddened to learn of the death of Dr Bob Crawford. Bob died on the 7th October, 2015 in Edinburgh.

Bob was my boss and PhD supervisor at Auchincruive. He actively encouraged scholarship and research in dairy science and technology not just in Scotland but globally and his department regularly received visits from academics from Brazil, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Israel as well as Europe and North America. His obituary in the Scotsman gives a sense of the man and his achievements. Bob is survived by his three sons, Keith, Gregor and Duncan.