Scalloway Church

Scalloway Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Main Street, Scalloway, ZE1 0TR
Local Authority: Shetland
Listing: B

Church Overview

Originally a fishing village, Scalloway was the capital of Shetland until two to three hundred years ago. The kirk, built in 1840-41, is a two-storey square building with a piended roof and a bellcote above the entrance porch. White-painted horseshoe gallery and pews and red carpets make the interior bright and welcoming. The organ is one of only four pipe organs remaining in Shetland. It is thought to have been built by Andrew Watt of Glasgow in 1903.


Services for the first four Sundays each month rotate around the three church buildings in the Parish and are at 10.30 a.m. (see local press, Facebook and notices at the churches). On the 5th Sunday of the month a charge-wide United service is held.

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement

toilets available

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Scalloway Church


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