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TITLE
Free Church communion, Gairloch
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_006
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
4964
KEYWORDS
churches
church services
congregations
Free Church of Scotland
Free Church communion, Gairloch

An elevated photograph of an open air church service near Gairloch, on the west coast of the Highlands. The congregation gathered in this photograph is likely to be from the Free Presbyterian Church in Gairloch.

On the west coast of Scotland, the Free Church traditionally held their communion services in Gaelic, although this is becoming less common. The congregation, seen in the act of communion, were from the Gairloch Free Church. Built in 1881 in the Gothic style, it was designed by Mathews & Laurie. The church is located next to the Gairloch Golf Course and still holds weekly services.

The Gairloch Golf Course was founded in 1898, courtesy of a land grant by Sir Kenneth S. Mackenzie of Gairloch, who became its first Honorary President. Captain A. M. Burgess is credited with founding the club and designing the original layout of the course.


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Free Church communion, Gairloch

ROSS: Gairloch

churches; church services; congregations; Free Church of Scotland

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

An elevated photograph of an open air church service near Gairloch, on the west coast of the Highlands. The congregation gathered in this photograph is likely to be from the Free Presbyterian Church in Gairloch. <br /> <br /> On the west coast of Scotland, the Free Church traditionally held their communion services in Gaelic, although this is becoming less common. The congregation, seen in the act of communion, were from the Gairloch Free Church. Built in 1881 in the Gothic style, it was designed by Mathews & Laurie. The church is located next to the Gairloch Golf Course and still holds weekly services.<br /> <br /> The Gairloch Golf Course was founded in 1898, courtesy of a land grant by Sir Kenneth S. Mackenzie of Gairloch, who became its first Honorary President. Captain A. M. Burgess is credited with founding the club and designing the original layout of the course. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: info@gairlochheritagemuseum.org">Gairloch Heritage Museum</a>