Such is Humes's worth that it took two to replace him - Stephen Baron from Glasgow University and Brian Boyd, a Strathclyde colleague and another of this parish, who was elevated to a professorship while he was at it. The Glasgow vacancy was filled by a man from Paisley, Ian Menter.
That, of course, leaves a vacancy at Paisley which has not yet been filled.
Now there's this chap in Aberdeen called Humes . . .