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TITLE
Ruins of St Duthus' Chapel
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_102_P022
PLACENAME
St Duthus' Chapel
DISTRICT
Tain
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Tain
DATE OF IMAGE
1886
PERIOD
1880s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30888
KEYWORDS
churches
chapels
saints
St Duthus
St Duthac
sanctuaries
Robert the Bruce
Tain
ruins
Ruins of St Duthus' Chapel

St Duthus or Duthac was born in Tain around 1000 AD. He died in Ireland and his remains were returned to Tain and his relics were buried in the chapel which took his name.

The chapel, which stands on the north east side of town, is said to have been built on the site of St Duthus' birth.

The chapel became a place of pilgrimage and sanctuary. Robert the Bruce sent his family to St Duthus' Chapel for safety but ignoring the sanctuary, the Earl of Ross turned them in to the English. In 1427 a local outlaw also ignored the sanctuary, burning down the chapel to get to an enemy inside.

The ruins of the original chapel are now within the town's graveyard.

This illustration was taken from Rev W Taylor's 'Researches into the History of Tain'

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Ruins of St Duthus' Chapel

ROSS: Tain

1880s

churches; chapels; saints; St Duthus; St Duthac; sanctuaries; Robert the Bruce; Tain; ruins

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

St Duthus or Duthac was born in Tain around 1000 AD. He died in Ireland and his remains were returned to Tain and his relics were buried in the chapel which took his name.<br /> <br /> The chapel, which stands on the north east side of town, is said to have been built on the site of St Duthus' birth.<br /> <br /> The chapel became a place of pilgrimage and sanctuary. Robert the Bruce sent his family to St Duthus' Chapel for safety but ignoring the sanctuary, the Earl of Ross turned them in to the English. In 1427 a local outlaw also ignored the sanctuary, burning down the chapel to get to an enemy inside.<br /> <br /> The ruins of the original chapel are now within the town's graveyard.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from Rev W Taylor's 'Researches into the History of Tain'