BEFORE IONA : ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO
Advocating a Presbyterian Ladies’ College
In The Outlook, August 27, 1912, Rev Alexander Whyte showed his passion for a Presbyterian Ladies College when he wrote:
We believe in the Presbyterian Church. We believe that it has the noblest traditions and modes of thought and life to be found on earth. We believe that a Presbyterian education is the best preparation ever devised for the formation of character for the service of God and the help of man. We believe in the Bible and the Confession of Faith, in the parity of Presbyters and in the directory for public worship. We believe that the Shorter Catechism will endure ‘till Christ comes back again to perfect all our education and make us know even as we are known. As we believe so may we also do. The God of Heaven, He will prosper us, therefore we, His servants, will arise and build.
Alexander Whyte, M.A., B.D., B.Sc., F.L.S. (1864 – 1919)