Kirkliston Parish Church

Kirkliston Parish Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: The Square, Kirkliston, EH29 9AX
Local Authority: Edinburgh
Listing: A

Church Overview

Late 12th-century church with tower sited on a elevated position. Later alterations and additions in 1687, 1822 and 1883 – the last by Robert Rowand Anderson. The south arched doorway, a very popular back drop for photographs, is said to be very like the west doorway of Holyrood. The S doorway was built up in 1822 when the aisle was added on the north side of the nave. The bird-cage belfry holds a single bell dated 1687 and it is still rung to this day to call people to worship. Two beautiful modern stained glass windows. Organ by Ingram of Edinburgh 1925. In the 19th century a small watchtower was built in the graveyard where the earliest identifiable stone is dated 1529.


Sunday: 11.00am

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