Biography of John Laing
John Laing's Seal
John Laing (d 1483) was Bishop of Glasgow and Chancellor of the University from 1474 until his death.
Laing was Rector of Tannadice in Angus, Vicar of Linlithgow, and Rector of Newlands in the diocese of Glasgow when he was provided to the See of Glasgow and became the University's Chancellor. He founded a Franciscan Friary in Glasgow. He was also a high-ranking Royal advisor, serving as Treasurer and Clerk Register. He was appointed Chancellor of Scotland in 1482, shortly before his death.