Church of Scotland

James McGregor ~ Minister and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

A Church of Scotland Minister born at Scone in 1832 and recognised as one of the foremost preachers of his time. Educated at St Andrews, he held ministries at Monimail in Fife, Tron in Glasgow and St Cuthberts’ in Edinburgh. In 1891 James McGregor was appointed Moderator of the General […]

Thomas Semton ~ Clergyman and Moderator of the Church of Scotland

A clergyman born at Gask in Perthshire in 1536 Thomas Semton studied Philosophy at St Andrew’s University. He had attended school with James Lawson and Alexander Arbuthnot. Appointed to the post of Regent at Salvator’s College, Thomas Meton left for Europe during the Reformation. In 1578 after his return to […]

Lord Sands ~ Politician, Lawyer, Church Advisor, and Educationalist

Lord Sands ~ Born Christopher Nicholson Johnston on 18 October 1857 in Kincardine, Perthshire to the minister of the parish of Whithorn, Wigtownshire. He attended Madras College in St Andrews, then St Andrews University, Edinburgh University and Heidelberg University. In 1880, Johnston became an advocate and began a long career […]

Alexander Bryce ~ Mathematician and Church of Scotland Minister

Alexander Bryce (c.1713-1786) – Mathematician and Church of Scotland minister – baptised in Boarland, Kincardine-on-Forth, Perthshire. After schooling at Kilmadock School, Doune, Bryce studied astronomy and mathematics at Edinburgh. He graduated MA in May 1735. He spent some time as a tutor whilst producing a detailed study and A map of the […]

James Browne ~ Journalist, Writer, and Editor

James Browne – journalist, writer and editor – born 1793 at Whitefield, Cargill and educated at St Andrews. Browne spent some time in various posts before settling on his eventual career. He initially trained for the Church of Scotland, then tutored before becoming an assistant master at Perth Academy. As well […]