Rotary hear from well renowned civil engineer

Pictured is Rod (left) with Brechin Rotary Club President Steve Collis seen in front of the Queen Elizabeth II bridge.
Pictured is Rod (left) with Brechin Rotary Club President Steve Collis seen in front of the Queen Elizabeth II bridge.

At last week’s Brechin Rotary Club meeting internationally renowned civil engineer Rod McFarlane gave an insight into a career that has taken him all over the world.

Rod, who lives in Fern, has recently joined Rotary and plans to develop a new and cheaper emergency shelter system that could be used by Rotary in disaster situations. He has a background in project design, materials testing and commercial management.

Rod revealed that he had used these skills in major projects such as the Mount Pleasant Airport in the Falklands, the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge in London and numerous other dams, roads and bridges in places as far apart as Uganda and Kiribati.

Rotary club member Andy Edgar gave Rod a vote of thanks for his well engineered presentation.

Pictured is Rod (left) with Brechin Rotary Club President Steve Collis seen in front of the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.