Duncan was born in Fraserburgh , lived a few years of his childhood in Argyll, and from the age of seven years onwards lived in Stonehaven.
From the age of three he was brought up in a Church of Scotland “Eventide” home, firstly at Invereck House, near Dunoon and later at Clashfarquhar House. At both homes his parents David and Evelyn Eddie were joint officers in charge.
He attained an MA Honours in Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen and a BD Honours in New Testament studies at New College, Edinburgh. He served as an assistant minister at the Old Kirk of West Pilton in Edinburgh.
Following this he was ordained into his first charge as minister of the linked charge of Critchton West and St Ninian’s, at Cumnock in East Ayrshire.
He returned to the north-east in 1999 when he was inducted at Holburn West Church and he has served there until the West End Grouping of churches merged into the union of Fountainhall Church at which point he became a member of the Ministry Team here.
He has served as a member and Convener on several Presbytery committees and served as Moderator of the Presbytery of Aberdeen 2015- 2016.
He has served as school chaplain at Ashley Road Primary, Harlaw Academy and more recently the Grammar school. He has also worked as a chaplain in several care homes, including Nazareth House, Ashley Lodge and more recently Northcote Lodge and Rubislaw Park.
Married to Carol they have two sons, Callum and Alastair, and a very special Lhasa Apso dog called Alfie."
Duncan’s interests are his love of music, Aberdeen Football Club; his enjoyment of theatre and concerts.
It has been alleged that his M.A.B.D. does not stand for Master of Arts, Bachelor of Divinity, but it actually stands for Mad About Bob Dylan!!