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TITLE
James MacDonald
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_467_P372
DATE OF IMAGE
1897
CREATOR
Rev Adam Gunn, MA & John Mackay (eds)
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31258
KEYWORDS
people
associations
James MacDonald

James MacDonald was born in Edinburgh in 1850 where his father was the first general treasurer of the Free Church of Scotland. His connection with the Highlands began in his youth when he spent a great deal of time at the house of his maternal grandfather, Rev. David MacKenzie of Farr. In 1870 he joined the Sutherland Association (Edinburgh) and soon became its secretary. He went to hold the positions of vice-president, president and treasurer. He was also a Governor of the Highland Trust, representing Sutherland and Caithness.

He became a Writer to the Signet in 1874 and was a partner in a respected law firm, Auld & MacDonald W.S. In addition to directorships of several public companies he also held the posts of Depute Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, and Custodier of the titles of the Free Church of Scotland.

This image is from 'Sutherland and the Reay Country' edited by Rev Adam Gunn & John Mackay, 1897, to which he was a contributor

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James MacDonald

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Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

James MacDonald was born in Edinburgh in 1850 where his father was the first general treasurer of the Free Church of Scotland. His connection with the Highlands began in his youth when he spent a great deal of time at the house of his maternal grandfather, Rev. David MacKenzie of Farr. In 1870 he joined the Sutherland Association (Edinburgh) and soon became its secretary. He went to hold the positions of vice-president, president and treasurer. He was also a Governor of the Highland Trust, representing Sutherland and Caithness.<br /> <br /> He became a Writer to the Signet in 1874 and was a partner in a respected law firm, Auld & MacDonald W.S. In addition to directorships of several public companies he also held the posts of Depute Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, and Custodier of the titles of the Free Church of Scotland.<br /> <br /> This image is from 'Sutherland and the Reay Country' edited by Rev Adam Gunn & John Mackay, 1897, to which he was a contributor