THE restorer of Glenluce Abbey, the chapel at Isle Whithorn, St. Monance Church in Fife, Melrose Abbey, and Holy Trinity Church, St. Andrews, is a son of George Chalmers, engineer, and Jane Macgregor, and was born at Glasgow in 1859. He was educated at the Glasgow Secular School. He is an enthusiastic student of mediaeval church architecture, and has designed many modern places of worship, among others parish churches at Cardonald, Ardwell, Elgin, Kirn, Leven, Dunfermline, St. Andrews, Ardrossan, Prestwick, Edinburgh. Carnoustie, and Dennistoun, as well as St. Bride's, Partick, St. Kenneth's, Govan, and St. Margaret's, Polmadie. He has also contributed to the literature of his art interesting brochures on such subjects as "St. Ninian's Candida Casa," "The Govan Sarcophagus," "A Scots Mediaeval Architect," and "Dalmeny Kirk." He is a student and collector also of Scottish mediaeval objects of art. he is a member of the Glasgow Institute of Architects, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and a past President of the Architectural Society. He has travelled in America, Morocco, and France.

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