Churches

Rev. Don Macaskill

Biography

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 current 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 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 Inverness with two children. Donald relaxes by visiting his family in Glasgow or Inverness, reading (mainly biographies and theology), and watching football on TV.