Ian D.B. Millar 1947-2023

It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of Edinburgh born trials rider, Ian Douglas Buckley Millar on 21st February 2023 at Periana, Andalusia, Spain, where he had emigrated to with his wife Marjory some years ago.

I.D.B. Millar (centre) with his father (left) and Grandfather (right) in 1950

Ian Millar began his trials riding career at 16 years of age in 1963 on a 250cc Greeves, a member of the Edinburgh St. George MC, following in his father’s footsteps as a trials competitor. His father was William John ‘Ian’ Millar and was a well known master slater, having been a member of the family business of William Millar and Sons Ltd, based in Scotland’s capital. Ian’s first machine was a Francis Barnett.

Ian Millar aboard his 250cc Greeves at the end of the 1965 SSDT in Edinburgh.

Ian Millar went on to compete in the Scottish Six Days Trials on several occassions from 1965 and also took part in the 1969 International Six Days Trial as part of the Great Britain/SACU Vase B team on a 125cc Dalesman Puch, and then again in 1974 at Camerino, Italy.

1974 Scottish ISDT squad for Camerino, Italy, Left to Right: George Baird (Team Manager), Allan Forbes; Jimmy Ballantyne; Jackie Williamson; Ian Millar; Stan Young and fitness coach, George Bryce.
Ian Millar with his new 244cc Bultaco Sherpa in 1967

Photos courtesy of Mr. Graeme Millar, Edinburgh.

Ian Millar receives a trophy from Mrs. Betty More at an Edinburgh St. George awards dinner in the 1960s.

Trials Guru extends sincere condolences to the Millar family at this time, particularly Ian’s widow, Marjory and their son Darren and Ian’s younger brother Graeme.

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