Cill Chriosd Church, Skye, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the ruined church of Cill Chriosd which can be found close to the B8083 road which links Broadford with Elgol. The Gaelic name translates as ‘Christ’s Church’. Pertinent facts and information concerning this church:

  • Located on an ancient Christian site, possibly dating back 1400 years.
  • Dates from 16th/17th centuries and replaced an earlier, medieval church architectural evidence of which has been incorporated in the structure.
  • Was the parish church of Strath until 1843 when superseded by a new church in nearby Broadford.
  • The first Protestant Minister was appointed in 1627.
  • The adjacent burial ground contains graves of members of Clan Mackinnon of Coirechatachan.

The site is easily accessed from the road and a visit to connect with Skye’s distant past is worthwhile.

Cill Chriosd Church, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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