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TITLE
Canisbay, Church of Scotland
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_06_037_1758
PLACENAME
Canisbay
DISTRICT
Caithness - Northern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Canisbay
DATE OF IMAGE
30 August 1980
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15309
KEYWORDS
churches
buildings
people
Canisbay, Church of Scotland

Canisbay Church is the most northerly parish church on mainland Scotland. It sits on the site of the chapel of St Drostan, a missionary to Pictland in the 6th century. The church building dates, mainly, from the 17th century but also incorporates some of the walling from the medieval church. Inside the church is a memorial to Jan de Grot, a Dutchman who obtained a grant for a ferry from the mainland to Orkney. He gave his name to the town of John o' Groats.

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Canisbay, Church of Scotland

CAITHNESS: Canisbay

1980s

churches; buildings; people

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Canisbay Church is the most northerly parish church on mainland Scotland. It sits on the site of the chapel of St Drostan, a missionary to Pictland in the 6th century. The church building dates, mainly, from the 17th century but also incorporates some of the walling from the medieval church. Inside the church is a memorial to Jan de Grot, a Dutchman who obtained a grant for a ferry from the mainland to Orkney. He gave his name to the town of John o' Groats.