Guthrie Gallery

Statue of Dr Thomas Guthrie in Princes St, Edinburgh

This statue of Dr Thomas Guthrie was unveiled in 1910 and gives him a fitting legacy ‘a friend of the poor and the oppressed.’

Dr and Mrs Guthrie (1862)

Dr and Mrs Guthrie during his year as Free Church Moderator in 1862.

St John's Parish Church which was opened in 1840.  Guthrie and his congregation left in 1843 at the Disruption and built Free St John's (now St Columba's, Johnston Terrace).

St John’s Parish Church which was opened in 1840. Guthrie and his congregation left in 1843 at the Disruption and built Free St John’s (now St Columba’s, Johnston Terrace).

The bible above the door of the original Ragged School in Castle Hill, Edinburgh.  The text says 'Search the Scriptures' from John 5 v 39.

The bible above the door of the original Ragged School in Castle Hill, Edinburgh. The text says ‘Search the Scriptures’ from John 5 v 39.

This is the 'Guthrie School for Boys' which moved from Castle Hill to Liberton in 1887.  It is now a care home for older people.

This is the ‘Guthrie School for Boys’ which moved from Castle Hill to Liberton in 1887. It is now a care home for older people.

The plaque on the outside of Guthrie School for Boys.

The plaque on the outside of Guthrie School for Boys.

'Guthrie's school for Girls' now the Faith Mission Bible College.

‘Guthrie’s school for Girls’ now the Faith Mission Bible College.

The Original Ragged School on Castle Hill Edinburgh.

The Original Ragged School on Castle Hill Edinburgh.

'Dr Guthrie on a Mission of Mercy'

‘Dr Guthrie on a Mission of Mercy’ by James Edgar. Painted in 1862 this now hangs in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. Note the ‘Dram Shop’ in the background.

An often used photo of Guthrie around the time he was Moderator of the Free Church in 1862.

An often used photo of Guthrie around the time he was Moderator of the Free Church in 1862.

A younger Guthrie in his student days.

A younger Guthrie in his student days.

st columba

This was originally Free St John’s built after the Disruption for Guthrie and his congregation. When people complained that the pulpit was too ornate Guthrie famously said ‘there is no sin in beauty’. It is now St Columba’s Free Church and hosts a handsome bust of Thomas Guthrie in the vestibule.

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Another famous painting of Thomas Guthrie currently in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. This picture is of Guthrie at his beloved Lochlee with two of his children Patrick and Anne. The painter is Sir George Harvey (1806 – 1876).

Dr Thomas Guthrie's grave in the Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh.

Dr Thomas Guthrie’s grave in the Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh.