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  •THE CELTIC MONTHLY.
  \5l
  NEIL CAMPBELL COLQUHOUN,
  GLASGOW.
  /pl^|llE subject of this
  y^ sketch is the son of
  •^^ the late Archibald
  Colijuhoiin, a native of Tyree,
  Argyllshire. His forefathers
  came from Liis.s and settled
  in Lome in 1789. That
  revered pastoi- studied for the
  ministry, and was at his
  death, in 1890, in charge of
  the Fi'ee Churcl)
  Mission Station at
  Strathaird, Isle of
  Sky 6. In his
  earlier days Mr.
  Colquhoun was
  (iaelic Teacher
  and Catechist at
  Waternish and
  Eastside in the
  same island, and
  also at Petty,
  Inverness. He
  was considered
  the finest singer of
  psalmody in Gaelic
  and English both
  in Skye and in the
  Island of Tyree.
  The mother of
  Mr. Neil Campbell
  Colquhoun is Mary
  Anne Maclean, the
  only daughter of
  the late John
  Maclean, Coalis,
  Tyree, a gentle-
  man well known
  in the West High-
  lands, and Celtic
  circles especially.
  He was a direct
  descendant of the
  Macleans of Duart.
  Mr. N. C. Colqu-
  houn was educated
  chiefly at home.
  He is the eldest
  son of the family,
  and came to Glas-
  gow fourteen years ago. entering the employment
  of a firm of wholesale jewellers. Two years
  afterwards Mr. Colquhoun was appointed one of
  the commercial travellers, which occupation he
  has since followed. He is an office-bearer iu
  Cowcaddens Free Church (Rev. W. Ross) ; is
  also President of the Northern District Gospel
  Temperance Union. In Highland matters Mr.
  Colquhoun takes a keen interest ; he is a member
  of the Gaelic Society of Glasgow, and a Director
  of Ceilidh nan Gaidhml (Glasgow Gaelic Club).
  Mr. Colquhoun was one of the first Directors
  and promoters' of the Clan Colquhoun Society,
  and by the unanimous vote of the Council was
  elected its Honorary Secretary and Treasurer.
  Mr. Cohpihoun can speak, read, and write the
  language of the Gael with |:)eifect ease, and he
  s])ares no trouble in trying to promote the good
  of the Clan Society in every way. He is at
  present engaged in the preparation of a little
  volume relating to
  the Clan and the
  Society, which is
  to be published
  immediately.
  He was also
  instrumental in
  arranging the clan
  excursions during
  the last two
  summers to the
  romantic country
  of his clan at Loch
  Lomond- side, and
  the presence of
  the members at
  the Luss Highland
  Games has become
  an annual feature
  of these popular
  sports. Nothing
  could be more
  appropriate than
  that the much
  respected chief of
  the clan, Sir James
  Colquhoun, Bart.,
  and his family,
  supported by his
  clansmen and
  c 1 a n s w o m e n,
  should meet once
  a year in the
  beautiful Dutliaich
  nan Compaich,
  reviving old
  memories and
  fostering the
  sentiment of
  kinship, which it
  is said, with the Gael, extends to the thirtieth
  degree.
  From this short sketch it will be seen how
  highly Mr. Colquhoun is esteemed, and that
  from having been in the first instance faithful in
  little, he is now faithful in a much greater degree.
  Eciiuburgb, t". Mary Colquhocn.

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