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Blantyre Minister, Rev. James Anderson

  James Anderson was born at Livingston, near Bathgate on 20th June 1785 where his father William, was a farmer. Educated at the Edinburgh University, he graduated M.A. on 17th April 1813; was licensed by the Presbytery of Dunblane on 6th February 1816 and having been presented by the tutor of Charles, Lord Blantyre on 30th March 1832 he […]

1934 Church Minister rejected by congregation

In March 1934, a most unusual situation arose over the appointment of a new minister for Blantyre (Old) Parish Church. By 203 votes to 53 the congregation openly rejected the candidate selected as sole nominee by the vacancy committee. The situation was most unusual as the congregation had experienced 2 sermons by the stand-in, trial minister. […]

Minister under the Influence

On the 17th June 1939, shortly before the outbreak of WW2, a motor car accident happened on Glasgow Road, Blantyre. Two cars collided, resulting in injuries of three men. When the police were called, it was found that, Lanarkshire minister, John Black Allan of Rutherglen was under the influence of drink! He was charged at […]