Kenneth McKellar was a Scottish tenor. McKellar studied forestry at the University of Aberdeen, after graduation working for the Scottish Forestry Commission. He later trained at the Royal College of Music as an opera singer. He did not enjoy his time with the Carl Rosa Opera Company and left them to pursue a career singing traditional Scottish songs and other works. From 1959 to 1977 he frequently toured the United States and Canada with other Scottish entertainers such as Helen McArthur, often appearing in small local venues.McKellar toured New Zealand in 1964. On many occasions in the 1960s and 1970s he appeared on the BBC Television Hogmanay celebration programme. He also made numerous appearances on the popular White Heather Club television series (1959–1968), hosted by Andy Stewart.He also recorded several classical works. He retired in 1996.
McKellar died of pancreatic cancer, at the age of 82, on 9 April 2010