Old High Church, Inverness

Old High Church, Inverness

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1EY
Local Authority: Highland
Listing: A

Church Overview

Present building completed 1772 to a plan by George Fraser of Edinburgh on site of medieval church; lowest portion of the west bell-tower is 15th or 16th century. Traditionally thought to be the site where St Columba converted Brude, King of the Picts, to Christianity. Porches, apse and chancel arch date from 1891, to designs by Ross & Macbeth.

The colours of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders were hung and the regiment’s Books of Remembrance were housed in the church. Two-manual organ by Henry Willis & Sons 1895, restored by Nicholson & Co, 2010. Stained glass by, amongst others, Douglas Strachan 1925, Stephen Adam & Co 1893, and A Ballantine & Gardiner 1899.


Closed To THE Public – Put up for Sale in 2023

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Old High Church, Inverness


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