A Western Isles church minister who was tragically killed by a car in Edinburgh while attending the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly will be buried today.
The Rev Tom Sinclair, 76, died on Waverley Bridge where he was knocked down by a car last Tuesday.
Mr Sinclair, originally from Glasgow, was the serving clerk for Lewis Presbytery.
He had also been a minister in Stornoway’s Martin Memorial Church for nearly 30 years before he retired.
Mr Sinclair was also heavily involved in the unsuccessful fight to save Stornoway’s Lews Castle School which was an early trailblazer offering pupils vocational courses.
Prince Edward and his wife Sophie expressed their condolences to the present minister the Rev Tommy Macneil and the congregation when they visited the church the morning after Mr Sinclair’s death while on an official visit to Lewis.
Mr Sinclair and his wife Pam lived in Tarbert, Harris. Their surviving son Jonathan, 43, resides in Edinburgh while Andrew died some years ago.
The funeral service takes place in Martin’s Memorial Church at 1.15pm. The funeral procession is at 2pm to Sandwick Cemetery.
Mr Sinclair entered the ministry after studies at Trinity College Glasgow. He completed his probation in Aberdeen Holburn Central.
His first parish was Scourie in Sutherland. He moved to Martin’s Memorial, Stornoway in the 1970s.