Thomas Winning was born in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, as the son of a poverty-stricken, often unemployed, coal-miner. On finishing school in 1942, Winning applied to the archdiocese of Glasgow to study for the priesthood, and was eventually ordained at the Pontifical Scots College in Rome. Winning returned to Lanarkshire, where – apart from a five-year period in Rome – he stayed to carry out several pastoral roles as well as clerical functions with increasing responsibility. In 1974, Pope Paul VI appointed Winning Archbishop of Glasgow. An outspoken man, Winning was known for his social radicalism and his conservative opinions on such topics as contraception, abortion and homosexuality. He was created cardinal in 1994, and is painted here in his cardinal’s robes to mark the appointment.