Canisbay Church

Canisbay Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: , Canisbay , KW1 4YB
Local Authority: Highland
Listing: A

Church Overview

Most northerly place of worship on the Scottish mainland, the site was occupied by the Chapel of St Drostan, who headed a mission to Pictland in the 6th century. The present cruciform church is largely 17th century, but the nave incorporates walling from the medieval church and a worn 17th-century monument flanked by pairs of Corinthian pilasters. The tower at the west end was added in 1704. The John de Groat stone of 1568 stands in the vestibule.


Sunday: 12.00 noon.

Opening Arrangements

Open daily 9.00am-9.00pm, Easter to end October.

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Canisbay Church


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