Matthew Armour

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Rev. Matthew Armour (12 April 1820 – 23 March 1903) was a radical Free Church of Scotland minister on the island of Sanday, Orkney, remembered to this day for supporting the island’s crofters.


  • Centenary of a Radical Kirk Minister by Dr Stephen Clackson, The Orcadian. 6 March 2003. [1]
  • Sanday Church History. by Rev Alexander Goodfellow, W.R. Mackintosh (Kirkwall). 1912.
  • Two Old Pulpit Worthies by Rev Alexander Goodfellow, W.R. Rendall (Stromness). 1925.
  • An Orkney Anthology - The Selected Works of Ernest Walker Marwick, Vol. 1. edited by John D.M. Robertson, Scottish Academic Press (Edinburgh). 1991. ISBN 0-7073-0574-8