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Moderators of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

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  • Norman Macleod, Min. of St Columba's (1783 - 1862)
    Wikipedia contributors. " Norman Macleod (Caraid nan Gaidheal) ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.* Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformati...
  • Elizabeth Keith, Countess of Huntly (c.1515 - 1562)
    From Wiki..... Elizabeth Keith, Countess of Huntly, was a Scottish noblewoman and the wife of George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly, Scotland's leading Catholic magnate during the reign of Mary, Queen of S...
  • Peter Mackenzie, Min. of Urquhart (1818 - 1913)
    Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation , Vol. VII, page 48
  • Gilbert Gerard, Prof. of Divinity, King's College, Aberdeen (1760 - 1815)
    Wikipedia contributors. " Gilbert Gerard (theological writer) ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.* Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformatio...
  • Alexander Gerard, Prof. of Divinity, King's College, Aberdeen (1728 - 1795)
    Biographical Summary == GERARD, ALEXANDER . 22/02/1728-22/01/1795. Ref: 585. Male.*Titles and British Honours: Very Rev.*Place of Birth: Manse of Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire.*Profession: Minister ...

Scope of Project

This project is a place to gather together profiles who were Moderators of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.


16th Century

17th Century

18th Century

19th Century

20th Century

  • James Mitchell DD (South Leith)
  • James C. Russell DD (Campbeltown)
  • John Gillespie LLD (Mouswald)
  • John M'Murtrie DD (Convener, Committee on Foreign Missions)
  • Andrew J. Milne LLD (Fyvie)
  • T. B. W. Niven DD (Pollokshields)
  • J. R. Mitford Mitchell DD (Convener, Colonial Committee)
  • Theodore Marshall DD (Convener, Home Mission Committee)
  • James Robertson DD (Whittinghame)
  • P. M’Adam Muir DD (Glasgow Cathedral)
  • Alexander Stewart DD (Principal of St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews)
  • S. Marcus Dill DD (Alloway)
  • Andrew Wallace Williamson DD (Edinburgh: High Kirk (St Giles’ Cathedral))
  • Thomas Nicol DD (Professor of Biblical Criticism, Aberdeen)
  • David Paul LLD (Edinburgh: Robertson Memorial)
  • John Brown DD (Glasgow: Bellahouston)
  • James Cooper DD DCL DLitt (Professor of Church History, Glasgow)
  • James N. Ogilvie DD (Edinburgh: New Greyfriars')
  • William Paterson Paterson DD LLD (University of Edinburgh)
  • Thomas Martin DD (Peebles)
  • James A. M'Clymont CBE DD (Convener of the Committee on Chaplains to H. M. Forces)
  • John Smith DD (Glasgow: Partick)
  • George Milligan DD DCL (University of Glasgow)
  • David Cathels DD (Hawick)
  • John White DD LLD (Glasgow: The Barony) (wikipedia entry)
  • John D. M'Callum DD (Larkhall)
  • Norman Maclean DD (Edinburgh: St Cuthbert's)
  • J. Montgomery Campbell DD (Dumfries)
  • Joseph Mitchell DD (Mauchline)
  • John White CH DD LLD (Glasgow: The Barony) (wikipedia entry)
  • Andrew N. Bogle DD (Joint-Secretary, Church and Ministry Department)
  • John A. Graham CIE DD (Kalimpong, India) (Founder of Dr. Graham's Homes)
  • H. R. Mackintosh DD DPhil ThD (Professor of Dogmatics, University of Edinburgh) (wikipedia entry)
  • Lauchlan MacLean Watt DD LLD (Glasgow Cathedral) (wikipedia entry)
  • Peter Donald Thomson DD (Glasgow: Kelvinside (Botanic Gardens))
  • Marshall B. Lang DD (Whittingehame)
  • Daniel Lamont DD (Professor of Practical Theology, New College, Edinburgh) (wikipedia entry)
  • Dugald Macfarlane DD (Kingussie)
  • James Black DD (Edinburgh: St George's West)
  • Archibald Main DD LLD DLitt (Glasgow)
  • J. R. Forgan DD (Ayr: Trinity)
  • J. H. Cockburn DD TheolD LHD (Dunblane Cathedral) (wikipedia entry)
  • C. W. G. Taylor CBE DD (Edinburgh: St George's)
  • John Baillie DD DLitt (Professor of Divinity, University of Edinburgh) (wikipedia entry)
  • E. J. Hagan DD (Edinburgh: Warrender)
  • A. J. Campbell DD (Evie, Orkney)
  • John McKenzie CIE DD (former Principal, The Wilson College, Bombay, India)
  • Matthew Stewart DD (Hamilton Old and Auchingramont)
  • Alexander Macdonald (Glasgow: St Columba)
  • George Simpson Duncan OBE DD LLD DTh (University of St Andrews) (wikipedia entry)
  • Hugh Watt DD DLitt (University of Edinburgh)
  • W. White Anderson MC DD (Edinburgh: St Cuthbert's)
  • G. Johnstone Jeffrey DD (Glasgow: Sherbrooke St Gilbert's)
  • J. Pitt-Watson DD (Glasgow)
  • Ernest D. Jarvis DD (Glasgow: Wellington)
  • G. D. Henderson DD DLitt DTheol FBA (University of Aberdeen)
  • R. F. V. Scott DD (London: St Columba's)
  • George MacLeod MC DD (Iona Community) (Peerage in 1967: Lord MacLeod of Fuinary) (wikipedia entry)
  • John A. Fraser MBE TD DD (Hamilton Old and Auchingramont)
  • R. H. W. Shepherd DD DLitt (Lovedale (South Africa))
  • John H. S. Burleigh DD BLitt (University of Edinburgh)
  • A. C. Craig MC DD (University of Glasgow)
  • Nevile Davidson DD (Glasgow Cathedral)
  • James S. Stewart DD (Edinburgh) (wikipedia entry)
  • Duncan Fraser DD PhD (Invergordon)
  • Archibald Watt DD STM (Edzell and Lethnot)
  • Leonard Small OBE DD (Edinburgh: St Cuthbert's)
  • W. Roy Sanderson DD (Stenton linked with Whittinghame)
  • J. B. Longmuir TD DD (Principal Clerk to the General Assembly)
  • T. M. Murchison MA DD (Glasgow: St Columba Summertown)
  • Hugh O. Douglas KCVO CBE DD LLD (Dundee: St Mary's) (wikipedia entry)
  • Andrew Herron MA BD LLB (Clerk to the Presbytery of Glasgow)
  • Ronald Selby Wright CVO TD JP MA DD FRSE FSAScot (Edinburgh: Canongate) (wikipedia entry)
  • George Reid MC MA BD DD (Aberdeen: Langstane)
  • David Steel MA BD DD (Linlithgow: St Michael's) (Father of Lord Steel of Aikwood)
  • James G. Matheson MA BD DD (Portree (Isle of Skye))
  • Thomas Torrance MBE DLitt DD FRSE (University of Edinburgh)
  • John R. Gray VRD MA BD ThM (Dunblane Cathedral)
  • Peter Brodie MA BD LLB DD (Alloa: St Mungo's)
  • Robert A. S. Barbour KCVO MC MA BD STM DD (University of Aberdeen) (wikipedia entry)
  • William B. Johnston MA BD DD (Edinburgh: Colinton)
  • Andrew B. Doig BD STM DD (National Bible Society of Scotland)
  • John McIntyre CVO DD DLitt FRSE (University of Edinburgh) (wikipedia entry)
  • J. Fraser McLuskey MC DD (London: St Columba's) (wikipedia entry)
  • John M. K. Paterson MA ACII BD (Milngavie: St Paul's)
  • David M. B. A. Smith BA BD DUniv (Logie, by Stirling)
  • Robert Craig CBE DLitt LLD DD (Jerusalem (Emeritus)) (wikipedia entry)
  • Duncan Shaw Bundesverdienstkreuz PhD ThDr JP (Edinburgh: Craigentinny St Christopher's)
  • James A. Whyte MA LLD (University of St Andrews) (wikipedia entry)
  • William J. G. McDonald MA BD DD (Edinburgh: Mayfield)
  • Robert Davidson MA BD DD FRSE (University of Glasgow) (wikipedia entry)
  • William B. R. Macmillan MA BD LLD DD (Dundee: St Mary's) (wikipedia entry)
  • Hugh R. Wyllie MA DD FCIBS (Hamilton: Old Parish Church)
  • James L. Weatherhead CBE MA LLB DD (Principal Clerk to the General Assembly) (wikipedia entry)
  • James A. Simpson BSc BD STM DD (Dornoch Cathedral) (wikipedia entry)
  • James Harkness KCVO CB OBE MA DD (Chaplain General of Her Majesty's Forces (Emeritus)) (wikipedia entry)
  • John H. McIndoe MA BD STM DD (London: St Columba's linked with Newcastle: St Andrew's) (wikipedia entry)
  • Alexander McDonald BA CMIWSc DUniv (General Secretary of the CofS Board of Ministry) (wikipedia entry)
  • Alan Main TD MA BD STM PhD (University of Aberdeen) (wikipedia entry)
  • John B. Cairns LTh LLB LLD DD (Dumbarton: Riverside) (wikipedia entry)
  • Andrew McLellan CBE MA BD STM DD (Edinburgh: St Andrew's & St George's) (wikipedia entry)

21st Century

  • John Miller BA BD DD (Glasgow: Castlemilk East) (wikipedia entry)
  • Finlay Macdonald MA BD PhD DD (Principal Clerk to the General Assembly) (wikipedia entry)
  • Iain Torrance TD MA BD DPhil DD (Professor, University of Aberdeen) (wikipedia entry)
  • Alison Elliot OBE MA MSc PhD LLD DD (Elder, Session Clerk at Edinburgh: Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk, Associate Secretary of the Centre for Theology & Public Issues at the University of Edinburgh, first woman to be Moderator and first non-minister to be Moderator since 16th century) (wikipedia entry)
  • David Lacy BA BD DLitt (Kilmarnock: Henderson) (wikipedia entry)
  • Alan McDonald LLB BD MTh DLitt (Cameron linked with St Andrews: St Leonard's) (wikipedia entry)
  • Sheilagh M. Kesting BA BD DD (Secretary of the Committee on Ecumenical Relations) (wikipedia entry)
  • David W. Lunan MA BD (Clerk to the Presbytery of Glasgow) (wikipedia entry)
  • William C. Hewitt BD DipPS (Greenock: Westburn) (wikipedia entry)
  • John Christie BSc BD (Interim Minister at West Kilbride: St Andrews and the Scots Kirk, Lausanne) (wikipedia entry)
  • A. David K. Arnott MA BD (retired, formerly at St Andrews: Hope Park linked with Strathkinness) (wikipedia entry)
  • Albert O. Bogle BD MTh (Bo'ness: St Andrew's) (wikipedia entry)
  • E. Lorna Hood MA BD (Renfrew: North) (wikipedia entry)
  • John Chalmers (Principal Clerk to the General Assembly) (Angus Morrison MA BD PhD (Orwell and Portmoak) was initially nominated but withdrew on health grounds)

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'List of Moderators of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 18 August 2014, 15:45 UTC, <> [accessed 20 October 2014]