Robert Caird

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Robert Caird FRSE LLD (died 1 December 1915 in Greenock), was a Scottish shipbuilder. He joined the family firm Caird and Company in 1888, later rising to become head of the company.[1]

He was President of the Institution of Engineers & Shipbuilders in Scotland (1899-1901).

He was proposed for fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Sir William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin), Andrew Wilson, Sir I Bayley Balfour and Sir Archibald Denny, and was elected on 7 December 1896. He was awarded an LLD by the University of Glasgow in 1900.


  1. ^ "Former RSE Fellows 1783–2002" (PDF). Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 19 September 2010.