The death occurred recently at Kinghorn, Fife, of the Rev Donald
MacKenzie, who in his young ministerial days was well known in the
Northern Counties. He was aged 86 years and had been in ill health for
Donald MacFarlane MacKenzie was born at Melbost, near
Stornoway, Lewis, where his father was a lay or home missionary in the
Church of Scotland. As was customary for home missionaries then, the
family moved to several places in the Highlands and Islands.
went on to Edinburgh University where he graduated MA. During the war he
was a chaplain and immediately after the war, as he was a fluent Gaelic
speaker, he assisted in St Columba’s Gaelic Church, Edinburgh.
congregation of Watten called him to be their minister in 1951 and four
years thereafter he translated to Reay until in 1958 he went to Bellshill
in Lanarkshire and finally to Burntisland in Fife, from which charge he
retired in 1986.
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