Biography of James Gilmour
James Gilmour graduated MA from the University in 1867, and became a missionary to China and Mongolia.
Born at Cathkin, in 1843, Gimour received his Masters degree in 1867, before entering missionary service with the London Missionary Society. He received further training at Cheshunt Congregational Theological College, Cambridge and at the society's missionary seminary at Highgate, as well as Chinese courses in London. Gilmour was ordained in 1870 in the Augustine Chapel, Edinburgh, before commencing missionary service in China and Mongolia.
During a brief return to London in 1882-83, Gilmour published Among the Mongols.
He was made chairman of the North China District Committee of the London Missionary Society in 1891 at Tianjin. However, he died from typhus fever that year.