Places of Worship in Mortlach Parish in Grampian Region

  • Auchanhandoch Chapel, Mortlach

    The remains of a small chapel lie at the corner of a field and trackway, close to the ruined farmstead of Auchinhandoch in Kirktown of Mortlach. Little is known about its history but RCAHMS suggest it may have been Roman Catholic. Only p...

    The surviving wall section from the south
    2 photos
  • Balvenie Castle Chapel, Dufftown

    Balvenie Castle is a large medieval structure, mostly built between the 13th and 16th centuries. It is located in former landscaped grounds just north of Dufftown, and is now surrounded on three sides by large distillery buildings and wa...

    The castle remains
    1 photo
  • Former Free Church, Dufftown

    This large former church is located near the southern edge of Dufftown, a planned town dating to the early 19th century. There is currently little information about this church, other than it was built as a Free Church, likely in the 184...

    View of the church from the south-west
    6 photos
  • Glen Rinnes Former Church, Mortlach

    Glen Rinnes Church is located in a rural setting, alongside a quiet country lane, a few miles south-west of Dufftown. There is open farmland and rough grazing around the church and a number of farmsteads and small holdings are located ne...

    View of the church from the west
    3 photos
  • Gordon's Cross, Dufftown

    This is a standing stone cross which is located on a hillside just east of Dufftown. Only the base with its socket hole survives and is not thought to be associated with any direct place of worship, although it is close to the historic M...

  • Master's Well, Dufftown

    This is a stone-lined well, which is located at the southern edge of Dufftown. It has been covered and no longer used. The well was previously known as Bishop's Well and is thought to have been a holy well. It may have been associated wi...

  • Mortlach Parish Church, Dufftown

    Mortlach Church is known for being one of the oldest sites of continuous Christian worship in Scotland. Molvag, a contemporary of St Columba, came from Bangor and established a church or chapel here in around 566. The present church owes...

    View of the church from the north
    28 photos
  • St Mary's Roman Catholic Church

    St Mary's Roman Catholic Church is located in the planned town of Dufftown, which was laid out in 1817 by the Earl of Fife. It sits on high ground above Fife Street in the south-east part of the town, close to the River Fiddich. The...

    View of the church from the south
    9 photos
  • St Michael's Episcopal Church, Dufftown

    St Michael's Episcopal Church is a small building with a fairly large rectory nearby. The church is located towards the western extent of the planned town of Dufftown and sits on raised ground above Conval Street, a short distance from t...

    View of the church from the north (Photo by Jeff Lowndes)
    10 photos