Arthur Fulton, FCIPR
It is with great sadness that the CIPR wishes to inform members of the passing of CIPR Fellow Arthur Fulton. Arthur, who was a member of the CIPR since 1960, was one of the founding members of the Scottish CIPR regional group, and was also the first Scottish member to win a Lifetime Recognition Award at the CIPR PRide Awards 2005 held at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh.
Born in Glasgow in 1928, Arthur spent three years in the RAF, before studying commercial art at Leeds College of Art, then subsequently moving into employment with a job at one of Glasgow's top advertising agencies, Rex Publicity. He later moved to London where he held a senior executive post with Erwin Wasey, Ruthrauff & Ryan, working on the launch of Grampian Television before returning to Scotland in the mid 1960s to found his own independent PR consultancy.
Amongst his many other working achievements, Arthur worked with the Scottish Development Agency, where he acted as the board's nominated representative on the Government's Food from Britain Committee, and led the first trade missions from the North to America, Canada, France and Germany.
Granted CIPR Fellowship in 1976, Arthur was later gifted life membership in February 2012, making him the most senior Scottish Fellow. Arthur was also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Outside public relations, Arthur was an Inverness community councillor, a member of the Inverness Area Scout Fellowship and a keen golfer.
Arthur was one of the finest public relations talents to come out of Scotland. His achievements are vast and he sets a fine example of what someone in the industry can achieve.
We at CIPR Scotland are grateful for the work he did with founding our regional group, something for which he will be remembered fondly.