Minister of the Cathedral

Revd Dr Laurence A B Whitley MA BD PhD

Born in Port Glasgow, Laurence Whitley spent part of his early childhood in Partick, Glasgow, where his father, the Reverend Doctor Harry Whitley, was minister of Partick Old before being called to St Giles in Edinburgh.

Dr Whitley was educated at Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities and later graduated Doctor of Philosophy from St Andrews University in 1991, his research being on Church History.

He was inducted as minister of Busby East and West in 1975 before being called to Montrose Old Kirk in 1985, which was united in 2004 to become Old and St Andrews.

Dr Whitley is married to Catherine. The Whitleys have a son, Edward and daughter Hilary, both in their 20’s.

Dr Whitley was Inducted into the Cathedral charge on 15th February 2007.