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:For the eighteenth-century Somerset archaeologist and antiquarian, see John Skinner


John Skinner (1721 - 1807), historian and song-writer, son of a schoolmaster at Birse, Aberdeenshire, was educated at Marischal College.

Brought up as a Presbyterian, he became an Episcopalian and ministered to a congregation at Longside, near Peterhead, for 65 years. He wrote The Ecclesiastical History of Scotland from the Episcopal point of view, and several songs of which The Reel of Tullochgorum and The Ewie wi' the Crookit Horn are the best known, and he also rendered some of the Psalms into Latin. He kept up a rhyming correspondence with Robert Burns.

He died at the home of his son, John Skinner, Bishop Coadjutor of Aberdeen on 16 June 1807.
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China The Complete Guide with Scenic Tours and Advice for Business Travelers
1992 - China the Complete Guide with Scenic Tours and Advice for Business Travelers [Gold Guides] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780679022824
ISBN-10: 0679022821
Genre: Travel
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