John M Dykes was Managing Director of Wallace & Weir Ltd, wholesale clothing manufacturers, from 1908 until his retirement in 1952. He was a noted sportsman playing hockey, tennis, golf and curling but was best known as a rugby player having been a Scottish Rugby International on ten occasions between 1898 and 1902. He was President of the Scottish Rugby Union from 1920 to 1922, President of Glasgow High School Club from 1919 to 1922 and Captain of the 1st Bearsden Company, Boys Brigade from 1907 to 1910 and again from 1912 to 1919. A detailed article about John M Dykes is available online at the Milngavie & Bearsden Herald
In October 1927 the feu duty was redeemed although the Campbell Colquhoun family and their successors remained as feudal superiors until 1977.
Following the sale of Ledcameroch in February 1937 the Dykes family moved to Prestwick. The property which had cost £5750 in June 1919 sold for £3950.