Rev. Roderick MacKinnon grew up in Harris, attending school there and then in Inverness before serving an apprenticeship as a joiner.
After studying at the Bible Training Institute in Glasgow, he was appointed as Missionary on Tiree for four years. He returned to Glasgow to take his theology degree whilst acting as the Assistant at St. Columba’s Church.
On 3rd July 1968, he was ordained as minister at Daliburgh, South Uist, later becoming Minister of all Uist. He was made Clerk to the Presbytery of Uist and was also a Justice of the Peace. His next charge was Kilmuir and Logie Easter where he was the last Minister to be inducted by the Presbytery of Tain before its dissolution.
On retirement in 1995, Roddie and Margaret took up residence in Conon Bridge and becoming stalwarts of Ferintosh Parish congregation.
Despite having officially retired, Roddie has continued his ministry, taking services around Ross Presbytery and further afield. He has acted as Locum Minister both here and in other charges. Roderick continues taking services in Gaelic both near and far.
Margaret and he have been faithful members and good and faithful friends to many people.
The Kirk Session, on behalf of the Congregation, presented a plaque with the church picture and Gaelic inscription in recognition of 50 Years of faithful service.
“Well done, good and faithful servant”.