CCEF Assistant Vice-President (UK), Journal Editor Emeritus
Diarmid Alexander Campbell, Esq. is permanent Assistant Vice-President U.K. for the Clan Campbell Education Foundation. He was the Editor of the Journal of the Clan Campbell Society (North America) from 1987-1999. He was unanimously voted "Editor Emeritus" by the Clan Campbell Society (North America) Board of Trustees. Diarmid's contributions to the Society and the Foundation can NOT be overstated. Such are the depth and breadth of his life long devotion to Clan Campbell.
Born in Seattle, WA in 1933 when his parents ran a quarry on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands area, Diarmid was taken home to Scotland when he was 6 months old.
Diarmid was educated in Scotland, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, England (BA architecture 1957), and also at UC Berkeley (MLA landscape architecture 1972). Diarmid served as a 2nd/Lieut. in The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders for military National Service, and spent nine months of it in South America.
He was the assistant Art Director at a film studio in Michigan, and later made PR film documentaries in the US, Europe, and Central America for the University of Wisconsin–Parkside. Diarmid worked in Scotland in the 1970's as a Landscape Architect supervising mining reclamation, and later in the US with an architect in Colorado where he designed houses. From the 1980's through the 1990's he was the Campus Architect on the Auraria Campus, Denver, Colorado.
In 1983, Diarmid was named the Clan Campbell Society (North America)'s Clansman of the Year.
Working with Dr. Fred Campbell of Florida, Diarmid wrote, produced and directed the two disk DVD set CAMPBELL COUNTRY about the History of Argyll and the part it played in the formation and growth of the Clan Campbell. The DVD contains over 2 hours of footage, much of which highlights the natural beauty of Argyll, and includes interviews with the 12th Duke of Argyll and Alastair Lorne Campbell of Airds.
Diarmid retired to Argyll in 2000 and is completing a 5 volume history of his family, the Campbells of Inverawe and its branches. He is a regular volunteer at the Inveraray Castle Archives and remains active in the Clan Campbell Education Foundation in 2022.