The East Window - SMC009
George Hunter MacThomas Thoms (1831-1903) was educated in Dundee, qualified as advocate and was called to the Scottish Bar in 1856. He was appointed Sheriff Principle of Caithness, Orkney and Zetland in 1870.

He first became interested in church architecture in St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh, and his interest grew to include St Magnus Cathedral when he moved north. When he died he left a substantial part of his estate (60,000) as the 'Thoms Trust Bequest' for the restoration and upkeep of the Cathedral. This bequest was administered by Kirkwall Town Council.

The east window of St Magnus Cathedral is dedicated to Thoms.


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