John Skinner

Skinner is remembered for songs such as "Tullochgorum", admired by Burns. He was born on 3 October 1721 at Balfour (Aberdeenshire) where his father was the local schoolmaster. Skinner became a teacher, a tutor in the Shetlands, and then an Episcopalian minister in Aberdeenshire. He died in Aberdeen on 16 June 1807. AC

A Preservative against Presbytery (1748); A Dissertation on Jacob's Prophecy (1757); Tullochgorum (1769); An Ecclesiastical History of Scotland (1788); The Contented Old Couple (1796); The Ewie wi' the Crookit Horn (1796); Lizy Liberty (1796); Amusements or Leisure Hours (1809); A Garland from the Vernacular (1921)