Dr James Fordyce
, a minister in the Church of Scotland
, preached a sermon which, as published, made him famous: The Folly, Infamy, and Misery of Unlawful Pleasure.
By May 1790
Sir John Sinclair
circulated to Church of Scotland
clergymen his questionnaire about their parishes: their history, geography, antiquities, natural history, demography, commerce, industry, and manners.
The Church of Scotland was formed by the unification of the Scottish Presbyterian churches.