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Visitors enjoy newly decorated church

20 September 2010

Mairi Hedderwick at the Black Isle Words weekendIt was good to see more than 60 people enjoy the East Church when they came along to the Black Isle Words talks on the 11 September. Speakers included Mairi Hedderwick, who gave a fascinating insight into the development of the Janet Reachfar childrens stories that she illustrated for Jane Duncan, and harpist Heather Yule who held the audience captivated with her combination of music and storytelling.


Scottish Redundant Churches Trust trustees at Nigg Old ChurchRecent visitors to the church have also included the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust Trustees, who noticed quite a difference from the scaffolded interior that met them a year ago. Their stay in the north incorporated a visit to Nigg Old Church, which has undergone a similar history to the East Church, but with much lower roof levels. This picture of trustees in Nigg's west loft gives an idea of how the East Church might have looked prior to roof raising in 1756.

Heather Yule's harp in the East Church, Cromarty


The Church will open again to visitors on Saturday 25 September, as part of Cromarty Doors Open Day.

There'll be 6 properties open free to visitors that day, so for anyone in the area it promises to be a great day out.

Other properties open are:

  • Cromarty Courthouse
  • Hugh Miller Cottage and Museum
  • Cromarty House
  • Cromarty House Stables

Full details are available on The Highland Council Doors Open Day webpage

To see some more images of the East Church interior take a look at the worksite webpage.

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