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URQUHART CHURCH HISTORY

In September 1984 the then Minister of Resolis and Urquhart, Dr. William G. Young, published the history of "The Parish of Urquhart and Logie Wester". The booklet has now been transcribed into digital format and can opened as a pdf file by clicking here

One of the most influential ministers of the parish was Rev John Macdonald. This link will take you to an excellent article on him.

Our researches so far have not established that there were any other religious centres of the Culbokie Community to attend closer than the churches at Ferintosh.

The latest version of Urquhart Church is currently being converted into a private house, but the remains of the previous church and the old cemetery are well worth a visit. The original bell can be seen in the Culbokie Church Centre.

Urquhart Church Flower Festival This link will take to a gallery of photographs taken at the Festival in 2007.


"Urquhart - ivy-clad kirk by the Firth" This link will take you to a description of the original Urquhart Church on the Ross and Cromarty Heritage web site. 


This link will take you to a page containing a Gallery of photographs taken in February 2012 by Richard Fyfe and Charles Macdonell whilst the church was being stripped ready for conversion.


Whilst in the area a visit to the Preaching Site will be rewarding and whilst there have a look at the Drummondreach Dun.


There was a discussion on the Facebook page of Black Isle Images as to whether there had been a Poor House in the village. It soon became clear that there hadn't been one but it prompted a re-look at Dr. Young's history of "The Parish of Urquhart and Logie Wester" published on these pages. During 1982 Dr. Young produced a parish newsletter and in the issue for June - July 1982 he presented "Gleanings from Congregational History - 9, Poor relief in Urquhart and Resolis" in which he went into far greater detail than he was able to use in his follow-up booklet.

That more detailed text can be found here

Front cover of booklet
Front cover of booklet
Rear cover
Rear cover
Photograph taken whilst the church was in the process of being stripped out.
Photograph taken whilst the church was in the process of being stripped out.
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