Yarrow Kirk

Yarrow Kirk

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: , Yarrow , TD7 5LA
Local Authority: Scottish Borders
Listing: B
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Church Overview

The present church, built in 1640, replaced the historic ‘St Mary’s of the Lowes’ or ‘The Forest Kirk’, dating from the 12th century, on the hillside above St Mary’s Loch. Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg, ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’, were regular worshippers. With a traditional T-plan, it was considerably adapted and improved over the years. It was gutted by fire in 1922 but restored. Memorial windows by Douglas Strachan. Sundial on corner of building.


Sunday: 10.00 am 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, for 5th Sunday, see local press

Opening Arrangements

Open daily

Access for partially abled

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Yarrow Kirk


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