Thomas Murchison

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The Very Rev Thomas Moffat Murchison DD, MA was an eminent Church of Scotland minister and Scottish Gaelic scholar.[1]

He was born 27 July 1907,[2] educated at Portree High School and Trinity College, Glasgow. He was Minister of Glenelg from 1932 to 1937; St Columba Copland Road Church Glasgow from 1937 to 1966; and of St Columba Summertown Church, Glasgow from then until 1972. He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1969 to 1970.[3] He died on 9 January 1984.[4]

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  1. ^ Amongst others he wrote “The Plight of the Smallholders”, 1935; “Alba: A Miscellany”, 1948; “ The Golden Key”, 1950; and “The Gaelic Prose Writings of Donald Lamont” > British Library website accessed 15:17 GMT 15 March 2011
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 9780199540877
  3. ^ The Times, Saturday, May 31, 1969; pg. 9; Issue 57574; col A Church And Nation
  4. ^ The Very Rev Thomas Murchison Churchman and Gaelic scholar The Times Thursday, Jan 26, 1984; pg. 14; Issue 61748; col G