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

Rev Fiona Ogg

Rev Fiona Ogg

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.

An urgent call has gone out to local people to become part of a working group to oversee the project.

And the minister, Rev Fiona Ogg, said without it, the future of the building would be in doubt.

“We are at the stage now where a working group is vital.

“If there is no working group, then the future of the project and the building is in doubt.”

Mrs Ogg added that the Church of Scotland property, dating from 1831, needs to be made wind and watertight.

• Full story at the Aberdeen Press & Journal.