Rev. Allan MacDougall
Photograph of Rev. Allan MacDougall.
Courtesy of Mrs Catriona Finnegan
Born in Caoles in 1846, Allan MacDougall first worked as a fisherman. He was converted by Rev. Archibald Farquharson whom he accompanied on preaching tours of Perthshire. While there he met the Baptist pastor Rev. Alexander MacDougall and was baptised by him.
Allan assisted John and Duncan MacFarlane during the Baptist revival on Tiree in 1874. He then moved to Broadford in Skye where he was twice pastor (1875-1878 and 1885-1920). In the intervening years he was pastor at Bunessan in the Ross of Mull.
He married a woman from Skye, Catherine MacDonald, with whom he had seven children. His son, Neil, became headmaster of Ruaig School. In 1920 Allan retired to Milton where he lived until his death in 1938.
Black and white photograph of Rev. Allan MacDougall.
Baptist minister Rev. Allan MacDougall of Caoles, 1846-1938.