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Reverend James Ingram (1776–1879), Free Church Minister (1843–1879)

Photo credit: Unst Heritage Trust

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Sometimes referred to as 'The Father of the Free Church', Reverend Ingram spent many years as minister in the outer isles of Shetland, most of them in Unst. He found much poverty and poor conditions, and set about doing all he could, including setting up schools. He is chiefly remembered for the fact that he led his congregation out of the Church of Scotland to form a Free Church in Unst.

Unst Heritage Centre



oil on canvas


H 63.5 x W 50.5 cm

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UHC 1996 0001

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Unst Heritage Centre

Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland Islands ZE2 9ED Scotland

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