The History of Leith

April 6, 2012

Andrew Moir,

In 1754, Andrew Moir, a student of divinity,
was usher of the old Grammar School in North
Leith, and in that year he published a pamphlet,
entitled ” A Letter to the Author of the Ecclesiastic
Characteristics,” charging the divinity students
of the university with impious principles and immoral
practices. This created a great storm at the
time, and the students applied to the Principal
Gowdie, who summoned the Senatus, before whom
Andrew Moir was brought on the 25th of April in
the same year.

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