have not found any reference to George Halyburton Balmain in any of the
trade directories. However, he ran the business at Athol Place, for
many years, which traded under the name of his father, James CH Balmain.
Laing, now aged 84 (in year 2000) and living in Edinburgh, worked for
George Halyburton Balmain. Blanche Laing is daughter of George