Douglas Miller Reid

Douglas Miller Reid FRSE FLS FZS (1897–1959) was a 20th-century Scottish schoolmaster and noted amateur botanist and botanical author.


He was born in Motherwell on 25 November 1897 and educated at Motherwell Academy.

In 1918, aged only 21, he became a Member of the Linnean Society of London, later being elected a Fellow (FLS). From 1921 until 1953 he was Biology Master of Harrow School. He was also Curator of the Butler Museum.[1]

In 1942 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His proposers were Edward Hindle, Alexander Condie Stephen, Edward Wyllie Fenton and John Berry.[2]

He died suddenly on 4 September 1959 at his home, House of Stoer near Lairg in Sutherland in northern Scotland.


  • Animal Classification and Distribution (1925)
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Botany for the Gardener (1966)


  1. ^ Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London 1960
  2. ^ Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0-902-198-84-X.