Our President in 1981/82 was:
Professor R. J. Adam
He proposed the Toast to Sir Walter at our 74th Annual Dinner on Friday 5th March 1982 in The North British Hotel, Edinburgh
Read the text of his address here
Professor Robert James Adam was educated in Sutherland before going to the Edinburgh Academy and Trinity College, Oxford. A mediaeval historian by profession, he has taught at Southampton and Glasgow University, and was also Professor of Social History at St. Andrews. As Paul MacTyre, he has published a number of light novels.
Image source: The Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club Annual Bulletin 1982