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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).

MANAGER, n. Sc. usages:

1. A member of a board of management of the temporal affairs of certain Presbyterian churches, viz. quoad sacra churches and those of the former United Presbyterian Church and congregations deriving therefrom. Gen.Sc.Sc. 1760 Burgh Rec. Gsw. (1912) 1:
The managers of the funds of the new kirk at the east end of Shettlestone.
Fif. 1864 St. Andrews Gazette (16 July):
The box contained . . . the names of the present members of Session, and of those in the management. . . . Dr Thomson then came forward and congratulated Mr Black, his elders and managers, and the members of his congregation, on the laying of the foundation stone of their new place of worship.
Edb. 1886 R. F. Hardy Within a Mile iii.:
There were present to-night some eight or ten influential men, managers or trustees of Broomfield Church (it being as yet in leading-strings).

2. A member of the governing body of a burgh, where no popularly-elected Town Council existed or was set up under the Burgh Acts of 1833, 1892 or 1900, as in the case of certain small royal burghs or burghs of regality or barony.Fif. 1865 St. Andrews Gazette (18 Feb.):
A petition, at the instance of Messrs Brydie and Darsie, two and a quorum of the managers of the affairs of Anstruther Wester, against Mr Dishington, the only other manager of the burgh, was lately presented to the Sheriff of Fife.
Abd. 1960 Stat. Acc.3 326:
This 1894 Document set up a new code of administration for the Common Good and provided for the appointment of feuars managers to administer it. Fraserburgh is one of the few towns in Scotland whose Common Good is not vested in the present-day Town Council.

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"Manager n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 25 Sep 2022 <>



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