Old Photograph Norman McLeod Monument Lennoxtown Scotland
Old photograph of the Norman McLeod Monument by Lennoxtown, Scotland. Norman MacLeod, known in Gaelic as Caraid nan Gàidheal, friend of the Gael, was a Scottish divine and miscellaneous writer. He was a distinguished minister of the Scottish Church, and studied at Edinburgh. He was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Mull in 1806. He became one of the most distinguished ministers, and most popular preachers of his Church, becoming moderator of the General Assembly in 1836. He was Dean of the Chapel Royal and a trusted friend of Queen Victoria. He preached to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert during their second visit to Scotland in 1844. He conducted a preaching tour in Ireland in the 1830s - not in English, but to Irish-speaking districts using his own Gaelic. In conjunction with presbyterians in Belfast he made a translation into Irish of the metrical psalms, although it has to be said the text is an odd hybrid of Scottish Gaelic and Irish.
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