Friends of HTD – Ruary

As part of Holy Trinity keeping connected, we are trying something new! Whilst we still connect online via our live services we can miss the chats as over a cuppa, in the pew, entering and leaving church. Alongside our Blether with HTD Facebook group we’d love to get to know you (the congregation) making friends and connections old and new through our new Friends of HTD questionnaire. 

Next up we have Ruary Muirhead

Below are some things you may know or may find surprising to continue building friendships in our Holy Trinity community, even during lockdown.

  1. Name:  
    Ruary Muirhead
  1. Where are you from: 
    Born in St Andrews but brought up in Edinburgh.  Travelled extensively worldwide in late 60’s early 70’s  Worked in Australia, Saudi Arabia during this time then settled in Aberdeen for 14 years of senior management in the Oil Industry and where I met my late Wife, Aileen.
  1. What is/was your occupation (student, mum, retired (from what), nurse etc can name a few)?
    Basically retired now though did have from June last year a part-time job in Debenhams.  Background is admin/finance initially and latterly in the Carton manufacturing industry.  Director of an oil service company for 14 years and for a similar period with my late Wife owned and operated three Guest Houses with the first in Crail which was also a Tearoom.
  1. Explain a little about what faith is to you? 
    I was brought up in the Episcopal Church (Christ Church, Morningside, Edinburgh) and have always gained strength from it.
  1. Favourite pastime/hobby?
    I enjoy walking, theatre, reading and travel.
  1. Tell us about your family… 
    Two Daughters – one in London with a 2 year old son and the other in Newcastle, Australia with 2 Daughters (5 & 7) and a son 3.
  1. Do you have any pets?
    A loving Cavalier King Charles, Jodie.
  1. Favourite place you have visited?
    San Francisco and most inspiring the Taj Mahal.
  1. A piece of advice you would give….
    it costs nothing to be friendly
  1. Favourite hymn?
    Onward Christian Soldiers
  1. Favourite colour?   
  1. Do you have a favourite sport and/or sports team? 
    Club and International rugby
  1. Favourite treat to eat?
    Indian food.
  1. What’s top of your bucket list? 
    Another trip to Australia starting back from WA

If you would like to take part in our questionnaire (you can answer some or all the questions – you get to choose) please email gro.hcruhcytinirtylohnull@retsambew and we will send over the instructions.

Thanks for helping us show our church is not a building it is its people during this challenging time.