Alexander Mylne

c.1474 - 1548

Clergyman and mason. Alexander Mylne was the son of John Mylne (died c.1513) and graduated from the University of St. Andrews in 1494. He gained a legal training and was also Master Mason to the King briefly around 1520. However, Mylne was primarily a clergyman, being Rector of Lundy, Canon of Dunkeld, Prebendary of Monifieth, Dean of Angus and Abbot of Cambuskenneth (from 1517). In this latter post he was responsible for building a chapter-house and the high altar. He was also responsible for a bridge across the River Tay at Dunkeld and wrote a history of the Bishops of Dunkeld.

Mylne was appointed the first President of the Court of Session by King James V in 1532. This appointment at the inauguration ceremony of the court is depicted in the stained glass of Parliament Hall, where Mylne is depicted kneeling before James.

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