St John's, Baltasound, Unst

St John's, Baltasound, Unst

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Baltasound, ZE2 9DX
Local Authority: Shetland
Listing: C

Church Overview

Built 1825-7 with local labour at 90º to the original kirk, the outline of which is retained in a walled garden. Much recycled stonework. Significant alterations in 1959 and reroofed 1984. Hall, kitchen, etc, 1990. Original bell, dated 1828.

Pews brought from Rothiemay, Huntly. Pulpit and Communion Table are the work of the Rev John Firth. Stained glass by Harry Tait of Trondra, Shetland.

Local War Memorials and RAF Saxaford memorials.


Sunday 10.30 am.

Opening Arrangements

Open most days


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St John's, Baltasound, Unst


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