Rev. Ian Douglas
  • Ian Douglas grew up in Port Elphinstone, Inverurie with his twin brother Edward, attending Inverurie Academy.  After leaving school, he worked in Isaac Benzies in Aberdeen prior to his National Service with the Seaforth Highlanders with whom he played oboe, trombone & cymbals in the Military Band.  He was also an accomplished pianist.  After National Service Ian returned to Isaac Benzies then worked at Andersons of Inverurie before becoming Personal & Training Manager with House of Fraser.  Having sensed a call to the ministry, Ian studied Divinity at Aberdeen University and after graduating went to St Columba’s Church in Largs for his probationary year in 1972.
  • 1970 – Married to Celia. They had two sons Mark & Christopher
  • 1973 – Inducted to Viewforth St David’s and St Oswald’s Parish Church Edinburgh where he was also Chaplain to a Territorial Army Unit.
  • 1982– Became Minister at Craigiebuckler Church in Aberdeen where he served until his retirement in 1999.
  • 1984 – At a meeting of the Convener Court on 4th October, Deacon Convener Winston Hunter proposed, seconded by Deacon George S Stevenson, the Rev. Ian P Douglas of Craigiebuckler Church be invited to succeed the Rev Walter J Gordon as Patron. A second proposal was made that Rev Prof. J Howard Marshal of Christ College be put forward. On a vote being taken it was agreed by a substantial majority that the Rev Ian P Douglas be invited to serve as Patron.
  • At a subsequent meeting on 18th October a letter was read from the Rev. Ian P Douglas, thanking the Court for the invitation to become the Patron and accepting the invitation. After the reading of the Master of Trades Hospital accounts the Patron entered the meeting and was welcomed by the Deacon Convener. He was invested with the insignia of office of Patron and expressed his thanks to the Convener Court. The Patron then closed the meeting with a Benediction.
  • 2000 – At a meeting of the Convener Court on 13th September, the Deacon Convener advised that he had received a letter from the Patron intimating with regret that his health dictates that he must tender his resignation from the office of Patron. The Deacon Convener will write to the Patron in appropriate terms and will call a meeting of the Convener Court in due course regarding the appointment of a successor.
  • 2000 – A presentation was made to the Patron by the Seven Incorporated Trades at the Birthday Ball held on 21 October.
  • Prior to entering the Ministry Ian was an Elder and Scout Leader at Inverurie St Andrews Church and played with his brother in the ‘Steel Combo Band’.
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