The Minister


DDS PhotographThe Revd. David D. Scott is Minister at Traprain. He was inducted in 2010 following ministries at Bearsden: New Kilpatrick, Logie Kirk, Stirling and Forth:St. Paul’s, Lanark. He was an assistant minister at Greyfriars Parish Church, Barlanark, Glasgow.

In 1976, David graduated from St. Andrews University with a degree in Pure Mathematics and taught mathematics at Navrongo Secondary School, Ghana. Following this period of service overseas as a missionary of the Church of Scotland, David began training for the ministry at New College, Edinburgh. He graduated in 1980 with a degree in Old Testament and Practical Theology.

Three things are important to his ministry. Firstly, preaching the Word and discovering appropriate liturgical forms for formal and informal settings. Secondly, building bridges between the different age groups within the congregation and between the congregation and the community. Thirdly, developing and encouraging the ministries of elders and members in Kirk Session, Congregational Board, Pastoral Care and worship.

Although born in Stirling and therefore ‘a son of the rock’, his roots are in the West Highlands. He was brought up in Ardrishaig on the shores of Loch Fyne. Living at 1 Hillview Terrace, Ardrishaig, Argyll, he married a girl living at 3960 Ridgeoak Way, Dallas, Texas! Mary-Catherine is a social worker caring for ¬†adults with learning disabilities. They have four children – David, Anna, Colin and Sarah and one daughter-in-law, Pamela.