Cook, Pinlay a Scotch clergyman, was born at Arran in 1778. He became a catechist at Glasgow; was licensed to preach in 1816; ordained and sent as missionary to Halkirk, Watten, and Reay, and afterwards to Inverness; presented to the living at Cross in 1829; transferred to East Church, Inverness, in 1833, and thence to Reay in 1835; joined the Free Secession in 1843; and died June 12, 1858. He was remarkable for integrity and uprightness, faithful in reproving sin and error. His son, Alexander, was a minister in the Free Church. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticance, 3:147, 259, 368.