Biography of Reverend Archibald Craig
Reverend Archibald Craig
The Reverend Dr Archibald (Archie) Craig was the first Chaplain of the memorial Chapel, appointed on 1st April 1930.
He was born in 1888 and was educated at Kelso High School, Edinburgh University, and New College. His higher education was interrupted by the First World War where he served in the Royal Scots and the Intelligence Corps. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1918.
He was ordained in 1920 and served first as a minister in Galston, Ayrshire, and then in Hillhead, Glasgow, until 1929. He served as Chaplain at the University of Glasgow from 1930-39 and from 1947-57, was lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University. He was also involved with the British Council of Churches, the Iona Community and was moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1961-62.
The Reverend Archie Craig died in 1985.