Rev Alexander McDiarmid, Morvern and Carie

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    ,Iain Thornber

    I am researching the Rev Alexander McDiarmid, United Free Church minister of Morvern, Argyll whose family, according to Gillies in FAMED BREADALBANE, originated from Carie. I believe Mr McDiarmid retired from Morvern ca1927-30 and returned to the Killin area. I am trying to find out where he is buried and if there is a headstone. Can anyone help please?

    Thank you.


    Hello Iain,
    Greetings actually from NewZealand. I have visited Killin and found an old graveyard behind the current Killin Hotel. It is full of our ancestors and would suggest that a visit would be very worthwhile, especially as deterioration of the site may render this impossible in the near future. I took alot of photos of the gravestones, finding the graves of my Great, Great, Great Grandparents and I am sure I saw an Alex, though reviewing my photos, it is not there, probably because of bewilderment at finding so many (dead) McDiarmids in one spot. This however, is not the reasons for my contact.
    My Great Grandfather was the Rev Alexander MacDiarmid (born at the other end of the Loch in Kenmore, hence the Mac, not Mc, not that it really makes any difference) and was the minister of the free church in Granton on Spey. I’d suspect that two ministers of the same church with the same name would know each other ? To this end, I may have a surprise for you and the opportunity for our family to solve a wee mystery…..
    I have photos (digitised) of the Rev Alex MacDiarmid except, one of the photos is of a completely different man to the other !! Is one your Alex ?
    I would like to forward this picture to you to see if you could throw further light on it.

    Colin MacDiarmid

    ,Iain Thornber

    Dear Colin MacDiarmid

    Thank you for this interesting information. Perhaps you would care to make direct contact with me. My email address is

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Iain Thornber

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