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  • 1756–1805
  • Glen Orchy, Argyll and Bute
Scottish army surgeon, and Gaelic scholar, scribe and owner of manuscripts; was the younger brother of Rev. John Smith, who wrote and translated in Scottish Gaelic. Ronald Black (below, p. 11): “a native of Glenorchy and graduate of St Andrews, had been a surgeon in Crieff, with the Black Watch in America, and with the Breadalbane Fencibles at Enniskillen in Ireland. Now holding a staff appointment in Edinburgh, he had built up a big personal collection of old manuscripts, gleaned mainly in Ireland. He had written a ‘Disquisition on the Ancient Celts’ and an ‘Ancient History of the Scots’, neither of which was published”.
  • 1747–1807
  • Campbeltown
Church of Scotland minister of Campbeltown (Argyll) and Gaelic scholar, author and translator, who was involved in translating the Bible into Scottish Gaelic and argued in favour of the authenticity of the Ossian poems.

Smith (John) ... of Campbeltown See: John Smith [1747-1807]