Rev. Hugh Blackadder 1945 - 1948
Licen. by Presbytery of Edinburgh 5th April 1935. Assistant Edinburgh Barony.
Ord. and Ind. Bruan Thrumster 18th June 1935: Savoch 8th June 1938 : Schaw Kirk 2nd May 1945.
Trans. to Hownum 13th Sept 1948
Rev. George Lindsay Hunter 1949 - 1960
Born 27th June 1917 at Prestonpans, Educated. at Edinburgh George Watson‘s College 1928/35, Univ of London, B.A., Edinburgh New College; student assist. Edinburgh St Christopher‘s;
Licen. by Presbytery of Haddington and Dunbar April 1949;
Married 3rd April 1948, Elizabeth Downie Clarke, Glasgow.
Ord. and Ind. to Schaw Kirk 29th June 1949.
Demitted 29th Sept 1960.
Rev. Edward Mackay 1961 - 1966
Born 29th March 1907 at Glasgow. Educated at Glasgow Colston P.S 1912/21. Bennet College 1938/41. Univ of Glasgow 1946/50: Served in H.M. Forces 1943/46:
Married 15th April 1943 Agnes Littlejohn :
Licen by Presbytery of Glasgow April 1950.
Ord & Ind 22 Mar 1951 at Westruther : Bargeddie 29th Feb. 1956 : Schaw Kirk 28th June 1961
Trans. to Selkirk Heatherlie 15th Sept 1966.
Rev. James Sidney Allison Smith 1980 - 1991
Born 26th Dec 1925 at Kelty. Educated at Coatbridge 1931/44. Glasgow Univ 1947/49. Edinburgh Univ 1951/56. War Service in Royal Navy 1944/47.
Married 14th Aug 1954 Jean Shields Hendrie Jamieson.
Student Assistant at Edinburgh North Leith 1954-56.
Ord and Ind. to Yoker St Matthews 21th Nov. 1956 : Stromness St Peters & Victoria St 13th June 1963 : Alford with Tullienessie & Forbes 28th Sept 1966 : Schaw Kirk 30th April 1980
Retired 30th September 1991
Rev. Paul R. Russell 1992 - 2006
Born 26th July 1955. Educated at Heathfield Sec. Ayr Acad 1967/73. Glasgow Univ - Hon Deg Lang 1973/78. B.D. 1978/82 : Probationer Assist. Montrose Old 1982/84. Married 10th Oct 1986 Shirley Ann Walker.
Ord & Ind. to Clydebank Radnor Park 17th Feb 1984: Schaw Kirk 9th January 1992.
Translated to Chaplaincy at Crosshouse Hospital - 2nd April 2006
Neil Livingston 1844 - 1899
Born at Johnstone, Renfrewshire, 1811. Studied at the university, Glasgow. Ordained at Stair, 1844.
Married, 1856, Jane Thomson Geddes.
Became senior minister, 1886. Dr Livingston devoted much of his time and strength to the study of the theory, practice, and history of Scottish Church music. He was convenor of the Psalmody Committee.
Dr Livingston was for many years clerk of the Free Presbytery of Ayr.
A facsimile reprint, in folio, of the Scottish Metrical Psalter of 1635, with Introduction, Dissertations, etc.
A Complete Vocabulary of the English Language. Infantia Mundi.
Dr Livingston died peacefully at his home on Friday 7th July 1899.
He was succeeded by his Assistant, Mr John E Thomson.
John Ewing Thomson. 1886 - 1939
Born 2nd Jan. 1859 at Dumbarton, Educated at Dumbarton Old F.C. School, Burgh Academy (pupil teacher, 1874-7),
Univ. of Glasgow, M.A. (1881), Glasgow F.C. College; licen by F.C. Pres. of Dumbarton 4th Nov 1885; assist. Stair F.C. 1885-6; ord. and ind. Schaw Kirk 18th November 1886.
Married 4th Dec 1900, Jane Maitland Campbell Dodds.
Public service on School Board 1909-19; Parish Council 1910 onwards, Chairman of Parish Council 1919 onwards.
Demitted on 31st March 1939.
Rev. Andrew McBride McKirdie 1940 - 1944
Born 26th June 1877 at Renton. Educated Renton P.S. Vale of Leven Acad. Univ of Glasgow. Glasgow F.C. College : Student Assistant at Ardlui 1906/7. Glasgow Oatlands 1908/10. Warrick Street 1910/12. Broomielaw 1912/13.
Licen. by Presbytery of Dumbarton 24th April 1913. Ord and Ind Ellsridgehill 3rd Aug 1913. War Service with Y.M.C.A. 1916. Ind at Clydebank West 8th June 1920. Trans. to Glasgow Union 28th October 1930.
Dem. 11th Jan 1938. Introduced Schaw Kirk July 1940.
Trans. to Lugar 10th May 1944.