Daniel McGregor Ferguson was born in Stirlingshire in 1841, a descendant of Rob Roy MacGregor he studied drawing and modelling at Glasgow School of Art, under John and William Mossman II, While at the school of Art he won a National Gold Medal for figure Modelled from life in 1869.

Daniel Ferguson David Livingstone

Initially working as a wood carver from 1860, being based in 122 Berkeley Street, he then became an assistant to John Mossman, working on his statues of David Livingstone in 1879 and Norman McLeod in 1881, both of these statues are situated in Cathedral Square.

Daniel Ferguson Norman Macleod statue

In the 1870’s Ferguson assisted with the larger architectural projects, St. Andrew’s Halls and what we now know the Mitchell Library.

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Also in the 1890’s Ferguson started to produce bronze medallion portraits for monumental cemeteries, His 1st medallion was executed for Tollcross cemetery in Glasgow of Rev. William Auld who was 53 years Tollcross Parish Minister.

Daniel Ferguson Rev William Auld

In 1890 Ferguson designed the railings around the grave of his kinsman Rob Roy McGregor in Balquidder Church Yard.

Daniel Ferguson Rob Roy MacGregor

Daniel would later move to Muirlaggan, Balquhidder, he would pass away at home on the 26th November 1912.

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Daniel MacGregor Ferguson, Master Mason, Glasgow Kilwinning Lodge No.4
Initiated 17th June 1867
Passed 18th September 1867
Raised 18th September 1867

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