Ronal Brown Spain Scotland

Biography of Ronal Brown

Ronal Brown, matriculation slip 1908-09
Ronal Brown, matriculation slip 1908-09

Ronal Brown studied Engineering at the University of Glasgow for two years from 1908. He was born in Portugalete in the province of Biscay in 1891. He was the son of James Brown, Managing Director of Scotts Engineering and Shipbuilding Company at Greenock, where Ronal spent his childhood.

In 1908 Brown matriculated at the University to study Engineering. His classes included Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Physics Laboratory.

Upon completion of his studies, Ronal may have joined Scotts' graduate training programme, which his father had introduced, as Ronal became Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of the company in later years.


Archival Materials

  • GD319/25/1/5 - Scotts of Greenock Shipbuilders and Engineers 1820 -1920, A Family Enterprise, Volume 1. Johnston, Fraser Robb
  • R4/5/6 Schedules of Graduates in Science 1918 – 1921
  • R8/5/29/1 Matriculation Slip 1908-09


Ronal Brown
Born 1891.
Died 16 August 1957.
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1908-1910;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: engineers
English snippet: Engineering student at the University of Glasgow
Record last updated: 15th Aug 2013

Country Associations

Spain Spain, Biscay, Portugalete
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow, Greenock
Place of Death

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student