Happy St Andrew’s Day everyone!
Here’s 7 Scottish Christians worth remembering on St Andrew’s Day
(From left to right)
John Knox (1505-1572) – key figure in Scottish reformation in 16th century.
Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1843) – preacher who saw great revival in Dundee having worked amongst those living in severe poverty in the city.
George Wishart (1513-1546) – martyr of the Scottish reformation, burnt at the stake outside St Andrews’ Cathedral at the age of 33.
Eric Liddell (1902-1945) – Olympic Gold Medal winning sprinter and international rugby star who refused to compete on Sundays and turned his back on fame and fortune to become a missionary to China before dying in a Japanese concentration camp.
Patrick Hamilton (1504-1528) – first and youngest martyr of the Scottish Reformation, burnt at the stake outside St Salvator’s Chapel, St Andrews.
Mary Slessor (1848-1915) – missionary to Nigeria. Appears on our £10 notes today. ‘Slessor Square’ recently opened in re-developed river-front area of Dundee.
David Livingstone (1813-1873) – pioneer medical missionary to Africa who explored vast areas of Africa whilst spreading the Gospel.