A notable Kilsyth Minister who inspired the first Kilsyth religious revival of 1742
The movement gave rise to considerable controversy at the time and was not supported by the religious establishment of the day..
Robe's first publication, "A Faithful Narrative of the extraordinary Work of the Spirit of God at Kilsyth, and other Congregations in the Neighbourhood near Glasgow," was published in 1742, and reprinted in 1790 and 1840.
He also published an 8 volume "Letter to Mr. Jas. Fisher," in 1742.
Robe's other writing includes "The Christian Monthly History,' 6 numbers, Edinburgh, 1743-4; "Faith no Fancy"