Our Elders

The spiritual oversight of the congregation is in the hands of the minister and the elders, the body known as the Kirk Session. Elders are elected from the male membership of the congregation and are such as fulfil the requirements given in I Timothy 3 and Titus 1.

The elders assist the minister in pastoring the flock, admitting and excluding from membership, visiting the homes of the people and leading prayer meetings.

Rev. Andrew R. Allan, a former Ross-shire photographer was converted in September 1988. He was inducted into the pastoral charge of this congregation on 3rd May 2014 having previously ministered for over five years in the Poolewe & Aultbea congregation. Mr Allan is married to Debbie and they have five grown up children.


Norman Smith comes from the Island of Lewis, but has lived and worked in Glasgow for many years. Norman serves as Session Clerk.  He and his wife Cathie Ann were converted during the ministry of Rev. William Macleod.


John N. Gillies was born in Uig on the Island of Lewis and was converted in 1980.  He became a member in Partick Free Church in 1988 and an elder in 1991.  John is our Congregational Treasurer.