Boyd McAdam - Session Clerk

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Boyd has a long association with Mayfield Salisbury Parich Church (MSPC).   His parents were members and were married here.  He was baptised by Prof James Whyte.  Bill McDonald married Boyd and Patricia in the then Mayfield Church:  Patricia’s late father Professor Jim Baxter was an elder as was Boyd’s late father Andrew.  Boyd has been an elder for 30 years and currently helps out with Sunday School, Mayfield Radio and is an unofficial photographer for MSPC.

Boyd studied interpreting and translating at Heriot-Watt University (Russian and French).  He was a civil servant in the Scottish Office then the Scottish Government with a secondment to Cabinet Office (European Secretariat).  He recently retired as National Convener/ CEO of Children’s Hearings Scotland which recruits; trains and supports volunteer members of the public to sit on children’s hearings.   In June 2019 he was awarded an OBE for services to young people.

In his spare time (!) Boyd enjoys, amongst other things, gardening, photography (he has posted a daily photograph for over 8 years on Blipfoto) and food!