St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Golspie, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the historic church of St. Andrew, Golspie, Sutherland, in Highlands of Scotland. Worship here follows the Presbyterian style of the Church of Scotland.

St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Golspie, Scotland

As a Christian place of worship, the site has a history dating back to the 13th century when the Earl of Sutherland established a chapel for family worship. Subsequently:

  • The chapel became the local Parish Church in 1619.
  • Was rebuilt in 1737-39 at which time a canopied pulpit and the Sutherland Loft were added, both featuring high quality wood carvings.
  • A south transept was added in 1751 for the dual purposes of supporting a bulging wall and adding extra seating capacity.
  • A belfry was added in 1774.
  • Porch added in 1849.

View from pulpit at Golspie Church, Scotland

Sutherland Loft at Golspie Church, Scotland

Researching Ancestry at Golspie Parish Church, Scotland

Burials surround the church with some dating back hundreds of years. The earliest legible inscriptions date from around 1700.

An interesting site which is often by-passed by visitors travelling to/from Dunrobin Castle.

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