Reverend Neil Brodie Biography



Reverend Neil Brodie

The death of the Rev. Neil Brodie, emeritus-minister of West Free Church, Pollokshaws, took place last Thursday at Wellpark House, Craigmore, Bute, where he had resided for some time past.

Mr Brodie, who was in is 80th year, was born in Campbeltown, and while there was a school-fellow of the late Norman MacLeod, while in later life he was a personal friend of Hugh Miller. He was educated at Glasgow University, and after passing through the Theological College he entered upon his first charge at Kilmarnock. While there the Disruption took place, and along with his congregation he went over to the Free Church. He was subsequently minister at Shandon, on the Gareloch, and in 1873 he was chosen as minister of the West Free Church at Pollokshaws, the pastorate of which he held until abut eight years ago when, owing to advancing years, he retired.

In private life Mr Brodie was of an exceedingly affectionate nature, and his love for animals and birds in particular was one of his notable traits. Generally he was known for his genial temperament; he was deeply read, and a broad type of theologian. He had been twice married, and leaves a widow, but no family.

Shandon Church

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