Mrs Johan Findlay, JP.
OBE awarded for services to the
Administration of Justice in Scotland. She was born in Maybole
and her parents and grandparents lived at Woodside next to St
Cuthbertís Primary. Johanís grandfather was a vet, Walter
Gardner, and her father was also Walter Gardner. Johan has been a Justice of the
Peace since 1986 and wrote All Manner of People: The History of
the Justices of the Peace in Scotland, published by the Saltire
society in 2000.
She was appointed an Honorary
Sheriff in 1995 and in 2003 completed a Post Graduate Diploma in
Criminal Justice and continues to research historical aspects of
criminal justice. She was elected as chair of the Scottish
Justices Association in 2007. Although born in Maybole, having
attended Cairn Primary for a time. Johan has lived in
Dumfriesshire since she was a child .
kept in touch with her hometown and contributed to the Maybole
story about a letter to Maybole dated 1787