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The Very Reverend Duncan MacFarlan

The Very Reverend Duncan MacFarlan Walking around Glasgow’s Necropolis, by the Glasgow Cathedral, I kept looking around the graves and tombs and mausoleums to find one associated with the University of Glasgow. There are some 50,000 individuals buried there in around 3,500 tombs (according to Wikipedia), so I knew sooner or later we would stumble on what we were looking for. At the top of the hill, right next to the monument to John Knox, was a relatively large monument, one of the largest at the Necropolis, which was dedicated in the memory of a former Principal of Glasgow University.

The Very Reverend Duncan MacFarlan (1771-1857) was Principal of the University between 1823 and his death in 1857. There is more information on Duncan MacFarlan on the side of the tomb if you’re ever around the Necropolis, or you can read a little more about him on The University of Glasgow Story website.

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