“Neil Kilgour was a brilliant electronics and mechanical engineer who serviced a huge range of businesses in the Newcastle area and beyond. His ‘can do’ approach made him highly sought after and constantly in demand. Neil embodied modesty, embraced free thinking, creativity and tolerance. He was a man who hated greed and waste. But perhaps what distinguished him most was his ability to see the talent and potential of the people around him and to invest in them without making any fuss or asking for anything in return.”

“Neil Kilgour’s passion for music made him central to the life of the Newcastle Folk Club and influential in the careers of many musicians and groups. The Club met at Tighes Hill Tech for many years making Neil’s house the natural venue for an after party – there were many long nights of red wine and music that became the Tuesday night jam sessions that were hosted by Neil and his wife up until his illness. Neil’s willingness to help people with

technical support was just one part of a much broader ability to encourage, nurture and celebrate the talents of others.”

Ross Walters – musician and life long friend of Neil’s