Rev. Donald Macaskill


Donald Macaskill was born in Glasgow but from the age of nine moved to Inverness and was there for thirty-five years. After schooling, he served his apprenticeship as a printing compositor in the local newspaper, the ‘Inverness Courier’. In 1964 he went into the printing business with his twin brother (the former and now retired Stornoway minister), in Inverness until 1981. He began studying for the ministry with the Open University in the late ‘70s and graduated with a BA degree in 1981. He prefers the city to the country and was delighted when he was asked to become the pastor of the newly formulated APC outreach congregation in Dundee. He was ordained as pastor there in December 1985. He is married to Margo and they have two children, Ross who is married in Glasgow with three children, and Marlene who is married in Bonar Bridge with two children. Having retired from his charge in Dundee in 2016, he is now employed as a part-time evangelist in his Inverness congregation in Kingsview Inverness and is engaged each week in preaching the gospel throughout the highlands. Don relaxes by visiting his family and reading biographies and theology, and watching football on TV.