Lanark’s EU Pastor Fred McDermid dies at the age of 87

Margaret and Fred McDermid
Margaret and Fred McDermid

LANARK has lost one of its best-loved and highly respected public figures of the post-war era, Fred McDermid.

The recently-retired pastor of the town’s EU Congregational Church died last week at the age of 87.

Although a Stonehouse resident for over half a century, Fred made many friends during his years of service to the people of Clydesdale.

It is a mark of the man that he is also being mourned in places as far afield as Africa and Canada too.

For more on Fred’s life, pick up a copy of this week’s Lanark Gazette.