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A List of churches in Highland (council area), Scotland.

The area was previously divided into civil parishes, one for each medieval church:

  • Caithness: Bower, Canisbay, Dunnet, Halkirk, Latheron, Olrig, Reay (partly in Sutherland until 1891), Thurso, Watten, and Wick.
  • Sutherland: Assynt, Clyne, Creich, Dornoch, Durness, Eddrachillis, Farr, Golspie, Kildonan, Lairg, Lothbeg, Rogart, and Tongue.
  • Inverness-shire: Abernethy and Kincardine (partly in Morayshire until 1891), Alvie, Ardersier, Arisaig and Moidart, Boleskine and Abertarff, Bracadale, Croy & Dalcross, Daviot & Dunlichity, Petty (all three partly in Nairnshire until 1891), Dores, Duirinish, Duthil & Rothiemurchus (partly in Morayshire until 1870), Glenelg, Inverness and Bona, Kilmallie, Small Isles (both partly in Argyllshire until 1891), Kilmonivaig, Kilmorack (partly in Ross and Cromarty until 1891), Kingussie & Insh, Kirkhill, Laggan, Moy & Dalarossie, Portree, Sleat, Snizort, Strath, and Urquhart & Glenmoriston.
  • Ross and Cromarty: Alness, Applecross, Avoch, Contin, Cromarty, Dingwall, Edderton, Fearn, Fodderty, Gairloch, Glenshiel, Killearnan, Kintail, Knockbain, Lochalsh, Lochbroom, Lochcarron, Logie Easter, Nigg, Resolis, Rosemarkie, Rosskeen, Tain, Tarbat, Urquhart & Logie Wester (partly in Nairnshire until 1891), and Urray (partly in Inverness-shire until 1891).
  • Nairnshire: Ardclach, Auldearn, Cawdor (partly in Inverness-shire until 1891) and Nairn.
  • Morayshire: Cromdale, Inverallan & Advie (partly in Inverness-shire until 1891), and Edinkillie (now partially in Moray).
  • Argyllshire: Ardchattan and Muckairn, Glen Orchy and Inishail, Lismore and Appin (all three now partially in Argyll & Bute), Ardgour, Ardnamurchan, and Morvern.

List of churches

Name Civil parish (settlement) Web Founded Denomination Notes
Abernethy & Kincardine
Alness Parish Church Alness
Alness Baptist Church Alness 1979 Baptist Union Of Scotland
Clachan Church Applecross
Ardchattan & Muckairn
Arisaig Parish Church Arisaig & Moidart
Immaculate Conception, Stratherrick Boleskine & Abertarff (Stratherrick) 1859 Roman Catholic Ded. Immaculate Conception
Church of the Holy Rood Bower
Canisbay Parish Church Canisbay 1600s Church of Scotland Rebuilt C17th
Croy & Dalcross
Daviot & Dunlichity
Dingwall Baptist Church Dingwall
Dornoch Cathedral Dornoch Medieval Church of Scotland Burned down 1570, repaired 1835-37
Dunvegan Parish Church Duirinish Church of Scotland
Dunnet Parish Church Dunnet Medieval Church of Scotland
Scarfskerry Baptist Church Dunnet (Scarfskerry)
Balnakeil Church Durness
Duthil & Rothiemurchus
Fearn Abbey Fearn Medieval Church of Scotland Originally an abbey; later became a parish church
Hilton of Cadboll Chapel Fearn (Hilton of Cadboll)
Glen Orchy & Inishail
Arnisdale Free Church Glenelg (Arnisdale) Free Church (Cont)
Halkirk & Westerdale Parish Church Halkirk 1886 Church of Scotland Originally Free Church and UFC
Inverallan & Advie
Barn Church Inverness & Bona Church of Scotland Parish church 1980s. Mission from East Church
Celt Street Evangelical Church Inverness & Bona Independent
Crown Church Inverness & Bona 1897 Church of Scotland Originally Free Church and UFC
Dalneigh Church Inverness & Bona Church of Scotland
East Church Inverness & Bona 1798 Church of Scotland Initially chapel of ease. Rebuilt 1852-53. For a time Free Church and UFC
Free North Church Inverness & Bona Free Church
Free Presbyterian Church Inverness & Bona Free Presbyterian
Greyfriars Free Church Inverness & Bona Free Church
Hilton Church Inverness & Bona Church of Scotland
Inshes Church Inverness & Bona Church of Scotland
Inverness Baptist Church Inverness & Bona
Inverness Cathedral (St Andrew's) Inverness & Bona 1866-1869 Episcopal Church Ded. St Andrew. First new Great Britain Protestant cathedral since the Reformation.
Inverness Church of God Inverness & Bona Church of God
Inverness Methodist Church Inverness & Bona
Inverness Reformed Baptist Church Inverness & Bona Reformed Baptist
Junction Church Inverness Inverness & Bona 2003 International Network of Churches Junction Church Inverness occupies the former St Columba High Church building.
Kinmylies Church Inverness & Bona Church of Scotland
Madras Street Mission Inverness & Bona Free Church
Ness Bank Church Inverness & Bona Church of Scotland
Old High St Stephen's Inverness & Bona Medieval Church of Scotland Uses two buildings. 2003 union of Old High (ancient) and St Stephen's (1897)
St John the Evangelist Inverness & Bona Episcopal Church
St Mary's Catholic Church Inverness & Bona Roman Catholic
St Michael and All Angels Inverness & Bona Episcopal Church
St Ninian's Catholic Church Inverness & Bona Roman Catholic
Trinity Church Inverness & Bona Church of Scotland
St Bride’s Church, Onich Kilmallie (Onich) 1874 Church of Scotland Ded. St Brigid
Cille Choirill Kilmonivaig Roman Catholic Ded. St Kerrill. Dates from C15th, repaired 1933. Used once/month during summer
Kingussie & Insh
Laggan Parish Church Laggan
Lismore & Appin
Lochbroom Free Church Lochbroom (Ullapool) 1909 Free Church
Logie Easter
Moy & Dalarossie
Nairn Old Parish Church Nairn
North Coast Parish Church Reay and Farr (Strathy) 1739 Church of Scotland 2 buildings; 2006 union of Reay Parish Church and Strathy & Halladale CoS (1911)
St Columba's Church, Canna Small Isles (Canna) 1912-1914 Church of Scotland Ded. St Columba. All but defunct since only 20 islanders and most are Catholic
Snizort Free Church Snizort (Uig) Free Church (Cont) Building 1860-1861
Strath & Sleat Church of Scotland Strath (Broadford) and Sleat 4 buildings hold regular services: Broadford (1841), Elgol, Kilmore (1876), Kyleakin
St Peter's and St Andrew's Church Thurso 1830-1832 Church of Scotland Ded. SS Andrew & Peter
Thurso West Church Thurso 1859 Church of Scotland Originally Free Church & UFC. Congregation was Original Secession
Thurso Baptist Church Thurso
St Mary's Chapel, Crosskirk Thurso (Crosskirk)
Urquhart & Glenmoriston
Urquhart & Logie Wester
Pulteneytown Parish Church Wick 1842 Church of Scotland United with Thrumster 1968. United with (now disused) Wick Central
Wick Baptist Church Wick
  • Croick Church, Strath Carron, Sutherland
Autumn along the river Ness in Inverness Scotland (5182386002)
Inverness Cathedral
Old High Church

Defunct churches

Name Parish (settlement) Founded Closed Denomination Notes
Halkirk Auld Kirk Halkirk pre-1750 1934 Church of Scotland Initially a chapel; built as church 1753. Now ruined
Berriedale Church Latheron (Berriedale) 1826 2008 Church of Scotland
Fortrose Cathedral Rosemarkie (Fortrose) Medieval C16th-17th Church of Scotland Original cathedral of Ross Diocese. Ded. St Peter.
Sleat Old Parish Church Sleat (Kilmore) 1631 1876 Church of Scotland Ruined. Replaced by new building also in Kilmore (see above)
Cill Chriosd Strath (Strathaird) Medieval 1840 Church of Scotland Rebuilt C16th. Abandoned when parish church moved to Broadford
Old St Peter's Church Thurso Medieval 1832 Church of Scotland Ded. St Peter. Replaced by St Andrew & St Peter's; now ruined
United Presbyterian Church Thurso 1767 c. 1900 United Presbyterian Building 1777, rebuilt 1801
Pulteneytown Central Church Wick 1806 1980s Church of Scotland Previously Free Church & UFC. Building now used by Wick Baptist
Free North Church and Greig Street Bridge over river Ness Inverness Scotland (5123460913)
Free North Church
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