Chaplain Archibald Black Scott

Biography of Chaplain Archibald Black Scott

Archibald Black Scott was born on the 21st December 1864 in Turiff, Aberdeenshire to his parents Alexander and Mary Black Scott. He was educated at Turiff high school before matriculating at the University of Glasgow in 1884.

Scott graduated five years later with an M.A in 1889 at the age of 23, followed by a B.D. 1892. He was a good student earning prizes for eminence in exams including Divinity, Church History and English literature. He was awarded an honorary D.D. in 1928 in recognition of his work as the Minister of the parish of Kildonan, Helmsdale.

During the First World War he was chaplain colonel in the 5th Seaforth Highlanders and Brigade chaplain to the Forces at the Tay Defences.

For the majority of his career he was a Minister in Helmsdale, Sutherland where he also wrote a number of publications and newspaper articles. He died there on the 28 December 1947.


Chaplain Archibald Black Scott
Rank: Chaplain
Regiment: Tay Defences
Degree: MA, BD, DD
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