Landale, David


LL.D. 18.4.1889 (Proposed by Professor Purdie).


Born c. 1806 son of James Landale, millwright, Newport and Helen Anderson.


Started life as a mechanical engineer and entered employ of Admiral Wemyss of Wemyss of Wemyss Castle where he stayed until he set up on his own account as a mining engineer. Member of firm of Landale, Frew & Gemmell, mining engineers, Edinburgh. [Engineer]

Published papers on Fife coalfields.

Report on the geology of the east of Fife coal-field: with map and sections. ([Edinburgh]: [W. Blackwood], [1837])


Died Burntisland 24.12.1895 aged 89.


  • Scotsman 25.12.1895 p6
  • Deaths Reg. Burntisland 1895/77
  • Monumental inscription, Dundee, Howff