Church Buildings

Rev Fiona Ogg

Highland church repairs reach critical stage as rainwater pours down inside walls

A restoration project on a Highland church has now reached a “critical” stage. Water pours down the inside walls of Ardnamurchan Parish Church every time it rains. It is estimated around £200,000 will now be needed to restore the building at Kilchoan and that the necessary repair work can’t be put off for much longer. […]

The Laird's Loft at Cullen Auld Kirk.

Historic Cullen church will echo with song during fundraiser

A historic Moray church will echo with song during a fundraising concert aimed at keeping the ancient building open. Cullen and Deskford Church was built in 1236 and has links to Robert the Bruce, as well as being a prominent landmark in the region. However, it has emerged that the failing building is likely to […]

Lost Edinburgh churches: then and now

The last few generations have not been kind to Edinburgh’s ecclesiastical architecture. Shifting demographics, dwindling congregations and other societal factors have seen scores of church buildings fall by the wayside. Sadly few of the replacements can match the sheer majesty and inherent beauty of what had gone before. We’ve scoured the archives to provide you […]

Rev David Young

Historic Helensburgh church to undergo £300k revamp

A historic Helensburgh church is undergoing a major restoration after being battered by wind and rain. B-listed Helensburgh Parish Church is being given a £288,000 makeover. The revamp is being funded by a £190,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland, with the Colquhoun Square church itself contributing a further £100,000 from […]

St Matthew's, Perth, at night

‘Iconic’ Perth church gets £100,000 cash boost

A historic Perth church, which has been described as “iconic,” has received a funding pledge from the council of £100,000 over two financial years. Members of Perth and Kinross Council’s Perth Common Good Fund committee passed an amendment this week, when they agreed to award £50,000 to St Matthew’s Church of Scotland by the end […]

Rev Alasdair MacAulay

Children drive Easter Ross church extension

A Free Church of Scotland congregation in Easter Ross is building an extension to its existing premises in Fearn to meet demand. Tain and Fearn Free Church is running near capacity on Sundays due to the increase in children coming along to morning services — and the Hilton Hall is also insufficient for the growing […]

Thieves target church for the fourth time

Thieves target church for the fourth time

Heartless thieves targeted a church Milngavie for the FOURTH time when they stole lead from the roof last week. It will cost at least £4,000 to repair the damage to the roof of St Paul’s Church on Strathblane Road after the theft on Bonfire Night (November 5). The first theft happened in February last year […]

Greyfriars Church of Scotland, Port of Spain

Protesters block ‘demolition crew’ at Greyfriars Church of Scotland

Labourers believed to be assigned the task of demolishing Greyfriars Church of Scotland on Frederick Street, Port of Spain, were confronted yesterday by protesters, mainly from the Citizens for Conservation group. Eventually, a stop order was served on contractor Rocky Garcia by City Police around lunch time to bring an end of the issue. Earlier […]

Rev Rosemary Frew

Graves to be dug up at Kirkcaldy church to save wall

Human remains will be exhumed from Fife graves as urgent work is carried out to shore up a dangerous wall. Fife Council is making a legal bid for permission to carry out the exhumation of part of historic Abbotshall Church graveyard in the centre of Kirkcaldy. The move has been deemed vital as a section […]

Parishioners prayers answered over turbine plan

Parishioners prayers answered over turbine plan

Residents of a rural Angus community have had their prayers answered over a controversial wind power development. Locogen had applied to put up a 77-metre turbine near Carmyllie’s 17th century church. Local authority planning officers had recommended the development standards committee approve the proposal but a vote found in the favour of objectors. The congregation […]

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