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•THE CELTIC MONTHLY.
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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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