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TITLE
Free Church Communion, Plockton
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00827
PLACENAME
Plockton
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12522
KEYWORDS
Free Church
communion
religion
congregation
Free Church Communion, Plockton

This photograph shows a large crowd of people sitting on the rocky hillside, at an 'open air' church service at Plockton. After the disruption of 1843 which saw some Church of Scotland Ministers leaving to form the Free Church, services were held in this rocky amphitheatre until a Free Church was built in 1845. "On the hillside above the roadway, part of a field had been enclosed by a fence and high stone wall. The congregation entered by a door in the high wall which served the dual purpose of giving seclusion and providing shelter from cold winds". This quote is taken from "Gateway to Skye", Duncan Macpherson's first book. There have been services held there occasionally since then, and even a wedding in 1999


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Free Church Communion, Plockton

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s

Free Church; communion; religion; congregation

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

This photograph shows a large crowd of people sitting on the rocky hillside, at an 'open air' church service at Plockton. After the disruption of 1843 which saw some Church of Scotland Ministers leaving to form the Free Church, services were held in this rocky amphitheatre until a Free Church was built in 1845. "On the hillside above the roadway, part of a field had been enclosed by a fence and high stone wall. The congregation entered by a door in the high wall which served the dual purpose of giving seclusion and providing shelter from cold winds". This quote is taken from "Gateway to Skye", Duncan Macpherson's first book. There have been services held there occasionally since then, and even a wedding in 1999 <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />