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TITLE
Lorne Street Church
EXTERNAL ID
QZP27_60_6_9
PLACENAME
Campbeltown
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Campbeltown
PERIOD
1890s; 1900s
CREATOR
Charles & Dennis MacGrory
SOURCE
Argyll and Bute Library & Information Service
ASSET ID
30646
KEYWORDS
religion
Lorne Street Church

The red and yellow stones of Lorne Street Church in Campbeltown gave rise to its nickname 'the tartan church'. It was built in 1867 for the Gaelic speakers of the Free Church. They had previously worshipped at one of two churches (one Gaelic and one English-speaking) built in Big Kiln Street after the 1843 Disruption. The church closed in 1990 and is now a heritage centre.

In 1843 the Church became divided over the issue of who should choose the minister - the congregation or the landowner. During this period, known as the Disruption, almost 200 ministers left the Church of Scotland to form the Free Church. Many new churches were built to accommodate the Free Church congregations


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Lorne Street Church

ARGYLL: Campbeltown

1890s; 1900s

religion

Argyll and Bute Library & Information Service

MacGrory Brothers Archive

The red and yellow stones of Lorne Street Church in Campbeltown gave rise to its nickname 'the tartan church'. It was built in 1867 for the Gaelic speakers of the Free Church. They had previously worshipped at one of two churches (one Gaelic and one English-speaking) built in Big Kiln Street after the 1843 Disruption. The church closed in 1990 and is now a heritage centre.<br /> <br /> In 1843 the Church became divided over the issue of who should choose the minister - the congregation or the landowner. During this period, known as the Disruption, almost 200 ministers left the Church of Scotland to form the Free Church. Many new churches were built to accommodate the Free Church congregations <br /> <br /> <br /> This image is available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: libraryhq@argyll-bute.gov.uk">Argyll and Bute Library & Information Service</a>