Farquhar Macrae

Biography of Farquhar Macrae

Farquhar Macrae was born in Loch Carron, Rosshire on the 4th of March 1883. He first matriculated at the University to study for his MA in 1902, graduating in 1906. He then returned to the University a year later to study for his BSc, graduating in 1921 after a break in study.

Whilst at University, Macrae was a member of the University Officers’ Training Corps. During the Great War, he worked as an Officer Instructor to young officers. After the war years Macrae became an administrator of the Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and a Branch Chairman of the National Society of Scotland. Macrae was a keen Gaelic speaker and helped to raise funds to establish the Celtic Chair at the University. He served as President of An Comunn Gàidhealach, an association aiming to promote Gaelic culture.


Farquhar Macrae
Born 4 March 1883.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degrees: MA, 1906; BSc, 1921;
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2), R4/1/3, R4/5/6, An Comunn Gàidhealach - An Gaidheal, 51 (1956), additional information provided by Aonghas MacCoinnich.
Record last updated: 10th Feb 2016

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