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Acharacle, Church of our Lady of the Angels (R.C.). Martin Briscoe. The Parish Church, dating from 1829. NM 675 683. N. Argyll Extracts. Free Church of Scotland. Peter Amsden.
Achiltibuie, Coigach Free Church of Scotland. Another view. NC 018 090. Both Tim Flitcroft (2013).
Achnacarry, St. Ciaran. Martin Briscoe. NN 181 873; grid reference courtesy of N. Argyll Extracts.
Alness, the Parish Church. Martin Briscoe.
Altnaharra, the parish church of Altnaharra & Farr. Bill Henderson. Drawing Catherine Tremper.
Alvie, Church of Scotland. NH 864 093. John Mackie.
Applecross.
Ardaneaskan, the former Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland Meeting House, disused since ca. 1992. Another view. NG 832 353. Both Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Ardclach, Parish Church (ca. 1845). Old Parish Church. NH 955 450. Link. Both John Mackie.
Ardelve, Free Church of Scotland. NG 875 273. John Mackie.
Ardersier, Church of Scotland (1880). The former Free Church (1856), no longer in use. Both John Mackie. Another view, Peter Morgan (2014).
Ardgay. Tricia Barnett.
Ardgour. Martin Briscoe. NN 010 641. Built by Telford in 1829; formed as a QSP (Ballachulish & Corran of Ardgour) out of the very large Kilmallie Parish.  Disjoined from (north) Ballachulish in 1894 and united with Kingairloch, formerly in Lismore & Appin Parish, to form Ardgour & Kingairloch Parish. Additional information in italics courtesy of N. Argyll Extracts.
Ardjachie, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. NH 749 843. Bill Henderson (2013).
Ardross, Church of Scotland. NH 616 744. John Mackie. Link.
Arisaig, the parish church of Arisaig and the Small Isles. St. Mary (R.C.). Both Martin Briscoe.
Arpafeelie, St. John (Episcopal). NH 610 504. John Mackie. Another view, Bill Henderson (2013). Link.
Aultbea, CoS. Free Church. Former church, now a Freemasons Lodge. All Peter Amsden.
Aviemore.
Avoch.

Balintore, United Free Church of Scotland. John advises that active United Free Church congregations are few and far between in the Highlands. NH 865 755. John Mackie. Link.
Ballachulish.
Beauly.
Berneray (North Uist), Church of Scotland. Carol Myers. Link.
Berriedale. Bill Henderson. James Napier advises that this church has recently been closed.
Bettyhill. Free Church. Bill Henderson.
Blaich. Martin Briscoe.
Boat of Garten, St. Columba (CoS). NH 943 185. John Mackie. Another view, Peter Morgan (2014). Link. Kincardine Church of Scotland. John Mackie.
Bogallan, the Free Church. Martin Briscoe.
Bonar Bridge, Creich Parish Church. Bill Henderson. Creich Free Church of Scotland (1880/1). NH 626 921. John Mackie. Bonar Bridge Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland. John Mackie.
Bower, Church of the Holy Rood (Church of Scotland). Bill Henderson. Another view. ND 239 622. Martin Briscoe.
Brora.
Bruan, Church of Scotland. James Napier advises that this church has recently been closed. ND 313 395. Old Free Church. ND 313 396. Both Martin Briscoe.

Canisbay, Church of Scotland. Bill Henderson. Another view. Alex Parker. Free Evangelical Church. Bill Henderson.
Cannich, Fasnakyle Free Church (1868), now unused and in a poor condition. Church of Scotland. NH 336 318. Both John Mackie.
Caol (near Fort William).
Carrbridge.
Castletown.
Cawdor, Church of Scotland. Ina Penneyston (2010). Another view, Peter Morgan (2014). Link.
Cille Choirill (near Roy Bridge). Martin Briscoe.
Conon Bridge, Ferintosh Parish Church. NH 545 565. John Mackie.
Contin parish church. Martin Briscoe.
Corpach (near Fort William).
Corrimony, Church of Scotland. NH 385 295. John Mackie. Link.
Croachy, St. Paul (Episcopal). John Mackie.
Cromarty.
Cromdale, Church of Scotland (1812). NJ 075 285. John Mackie.
Crosskirk, Chapel of St. Mary. ND 025 701. Bill Henderson. Another view, Howard Richter (2013). Howard advises that this shows on the 1873 OS map as "St. Mary's Chapel (Remains of)". Link.
Croy, Church of Scotland (1764). The former Free Church closed in 2002, and is awaiting conversion into a house. Both John Mackie.
Culloden - see also Newtonmore, below.

Dalhalvaig, the Strathy and Halldale Church of Scotland Church. Bill Henderson.
Dalwhinnie, a disused church. Martin Briscoe.
Daviot, the Daviot and Dunlichity Parish Church. NH 723 395.  Bill Henderson. Another view, Martin Briscoe, and another, Peter Morgan (2014).
Dingwall.
Dores, the Parish Church, dating from 1828. Martin Briscoe. Free Church. NH 596 344. John Mackie.
Dornie, St. Duthac (R.C., 1860, on the site of an older church). NG 885 267. Martin Briscoe. Another view, interior, the altar and font, all Dennis Harper (2013). Link1. Link2. The William Macrae Memorial Hall (CoS). Martin Briscoe.
Dornoch.
Drumbeg, Free Church of Scotland and Associated Presbyterian Church. Another view. A small tin tabernacle, it has been here since at least 1968, when it shows on the OS map of that year. NC 122 326. Both Martin Richter (2013). Free Church. Another view. It's current status is uncertain. Built before 1878 when it shows on the OS map of that year. If this is the church referred to here, it was built on or about 1844. This photo (external website) from 1987, with church signboard, and its absence today, suggests it may be disused. NC 124 325. Both Martin Richter (2013).
Drumchardnie, the former Free Church, now a crafts centre. Martin Briscoe.
Drumnadrochit, Old Kilmore Church. Peter Ross Memorial Mission Hall. Both Martin Brisc
oe. Urquhart & Glenmoriston Church of Scotland. NH 509 294. Bill Henderson (2016). Link1. Link2.
Dulnain Bridge, Church of Scotland. Peter Morgan (2014). Link.
Dunbeath Ross, Church of Scotland. ND 158 296. Martin Briscoe.
Dundreggan, the Free Church. Martin Briscoe.
Dunnet, dating from about 1230, but most of the present building dates from the 16th century. ND 191 681. Bill Henderson. Free Church. ND 257 712. Martin Briscoe.
Durness. Bill Henderson.
Duror, the parish church, built in 1829, replaced earlier churches of the 17th and 6th centuries. NM 993 552. St. Adamnan (Episcopal), dates from 1848. Both Martin Briscoe. Additional information in italics courtesy of N. Argyll Extracts.
Duthil, the former St. Peter went out of use in 1961, and is now the Clan Grant Centre. Peter Morgan (2014).

Edderton Old Church. Martin Briscoe.
Eriboll, the Church (1804), part of the Eriboll Estate. The OS map of 1878 shows it as "Free Church"; later maps up to the edition of 1961-1989 all show it as "UF Church". Two additional views - 1, 2. NC 438 572. All Martin Richter (2013). Link.
Errogie, Stratherrick Free Church. NH 555 221. A tin church nearby was built as a United Free Church, which became CoS at the union of 1929. John says it appears to be disused. Both John Mackie. Free Presbyterian CoS, between Errogie and Lyne of Gorthleck. NH 548 211. Peter Amsden.
Evanton, the Kiltearn Parish Church. Bill Henderson. Kiltearn Free Church. John Mackie. The former Secession Chapel (1824) was been converted into flats in 1984. John Mackie.

Farr (near Inverness), Free Presbyterian Church. Free Church. Both John Mackie.
Farr (near Bettyhill), the one-time parish church, now used as a museum. Bill Henderson. Free Church of Scotland. Peter Amsden.
Fort Augustus.
Fort George, Chapel. Interior view, and a window. NH 760 566. All Peter Morgan (2014). Link.
Fort William.
Fortrose.

Gairloch, Parish Church (CoS). Free Church of Scotland (1878-81). Link. Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Free Presbyterian Meeting House at Strath. All Tim Flitcroft (2015).
Glencoe, St. Mary (Episcopal) was built in 1880. NN 100 588. Martin Briscoe. Additional information in italics courtesy of N. Argyll Extracts. Another view, the altar and font, all Dennis Harper (2013).
Glenelg, Church of Scotland. NG 812 192. Link. Free Church of Scotland. NG 820 199. Both John Mackie (2010).
Glenfinnan, Church of our Lady and St. Finnan (R.C.). Martin Briscoe.
Glengarry. Martin Briscoe.
Glenuig, Highland, St. Agnes (R.C.). NM 671 767. Martin Briscoe.
Glenurquhart, the Free Church. Martin Briscoe.
Golspie, St. Andrew, Church of Scotland. Bill Henderson. Another St. Andrew, on Fountain Road. Martin Briscoe. John Mackie has elucidated:- the "second St. Andrew" was built as United Free Church of Scotland (1905-6), but now serves as the church hall for St. Andrew. Free Church of Scotland (1844-5). John Mackie.
Grantown on Spey, Inverallan Parish Church (CoS,1884-6). Another view. Link. Grantown Baptist Church (1851, restored 1900-1). NJ 035 275. All John Mackie. St. Columba (Episcopal). Peter Morgan (2014). Unidentified former church, now a private residence. Peter Morgan (2014).

Halkirk.
Helmsdale, Free Church of Scotland. St. John. Both Martin Briscoe.
Hill of Fearn, Fearn Abbey (CoS). The parish church was constructed within the remains of the 13th century Premonstratensian Abbey. John advises that the church is known as "the Lamp of the North". NH 837 773. Fearn Free Church of Scotland (1896-7) is disused and currently (2009) up for sale. The congregation now meets in Hilton of Cadboll (see below). Both John Mackie.
Hilton of Cadboll, Fearn Associated Presbyterian Church of Scotland. NH 869 762. Fearn Free Church of Scotland. NH 869 762. Both John Mackie.

Inverasdale, Free Church. Peter Amsden.
Invergarry, Glengarry Parish Church (1864). Another view. NH 304 012. Both Dennis Harper (2013). Link. Grade B listed. St. Finnan (R.C.). NH 309 007. Martin Briscoe. Another view, Bill Henderson (2013). Link.
Invergordon, Church of Scotland. NH7068. St. Joseph (R.C.). NH7068. Both Bill Henderson.
Inverinate, the Kintail Parish Church. Martin Briscoe.
Invermoriston, the church. Martin Briscoe.
Inverness.

Keiss, Church of Scotland. Bill Henderson.
Kilchoan.
Kildonan, the Parish Church. NC 910 208. Martin Briscoe. Another view. Bill Henderson.
Killearnan (near Inverness), the parish church. Martin Briscoe. The former Killearnan Free Church of Scotland, now an Art Gallery. NH 586 509. John Mackie.
Kilmallie, the old parish church for an enormous parish, which was later sub-divided. N. Argyll Extracts.
Kilmartin, St. Ninian (Episcopal, 1853). NH 431 300. John Mackie. Link.
Kilmorack, the old parish church. Martin Briscoe.
Kilmuir (on North Uist), Church of Scotland. Another view. Both Carol Myers. Link.
Kilmuir Easter parish church (near Invergordon). Martin Briscoe. Another view. Bill Henderson. Link.
Kiltarlity, the parish church. Martin Briscoe. Free Church of Scotland. NH 506 411. John Mackie.
Kincardine, Parish Church. Bill Henderson.
Kincraig.
Kingairloch. Originally a mission church of Lismore and Appin Parish, it became the parish church of the later united Ardgour and Kingairloch parish. N. Argyll Extracts. Another view. Peter Amsden (2009).
Kingussie.
Kinloch Laggan, St. Kenneth of Aghabo - an ivy-clad ruin. NN 535 897. Martin Briscoe.
Kinlochewe, Church of Scotland. NH 025 615. Free Church of Scotland. Both John Mackie.
Kinlochleven.
Kinlochmoidart, St. Finnan (Episcopal). Martin Briscoe.
Kintail (near Shiel Bridge), Free Church. Martin Briscoe.
Kirkhill. Wardlaw Mausoleum, the old church. Both Martin Briscoe.
Kirkmichael, St. Michael (ruinous). Martin Briscoe.
Kirkton (near Kyle of Lochalsh). Martin Briscoe.
Kishorn, Mission House. Now apparently (reports John) used by the Associated Presbyterian Church of Scotland. NG 836 385. John Mackie.
Knockbain, the Parish Church (CoS). NH 646 530. Bill Henderson (2014).
Kyle of Lochalsh.
Kyleakin, Church of Scotland. Free Church. Both Martin Briscoe.

Laggan (near Newtonmore), the parish church. Martin Briscoe.
Lairg. Free Church. Both Bill Henderson.
Latheron, Church of Scotland. ND 198 334. Old Church. ND 203 333. Both Martin Briscoe. Another view of the old church, which now serves as the Clan Gunn Museum. Bill Henderson.
Latheronwheel, former chapel. Bill Henderson.
Lochailort. Martin Briscoe.
Lochaline, Cill Cholumchille old parish church. The old Free Church. Both Martin Briscoe. Kiel Church, dating from 1898, replaced at least two earlier churches. Angus Mackie of Scotland360 Images. Link.
Lochcarron, Lochcarron East Church of Scotland (1834-6, no longer in use). NG 914 413. Church of Scotland, originally built as United Free Church (1909-10). NG 899 396. Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland (1908). NG 896 395. Free Church of Scotland. NG 896 395. Adjacent to it stands the former Free Church of Scotland, and Manse. NG 896 395. All John Mackie (2010).
Lochend, Bona Church of Scotland. NH 595 377. John Mackie. Link.
Lochinver.
Lothmore, the closed Loth Parish Church (CoS, 1822). It was sold by the church in 1984. NC 971 114. Martin Briscoe. Two additional views - 1, 2. Martin Richter (2013). Link1 (with a photo of the interior above the false ceiling). Link2. Link3, which says that there was at one point three chapels in the parish, but no trace (other than the burial grounds) remains of two. Grade A listed.
Lybster.

Mallaig, St. Columba. Martin Briscoe.
Maryburgh, Free Church. NH 545 565. John Mackie.
Midtown (near Inverasdale), Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Peter Amsden.
Milton,
Glenurquhart & Fort Augustus Free Church of Scotland. NH 317 551. Bill Henderson (2013).
Morar, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Cumin (R.C.). Martin Briscoe.
Moy, the Parish Church. NH 772 343. Martin Briscoe.
Muir of Ord, East Church of Scotland (1910). NH 528 504. Urray and Strathconon Free Church of Scotland (1861). NH 524 502. Link. Both John Mackie.

Nairn.
Nethy Bridge, Abernethy Parish Church (1762, re-modelled 1872-3). Link. Church of Scotland, built as Abernethy Free Church. Both John Mackie.
Newtonmore, Free Church. St. Bride (Church of Scotland), formerly the Free Church (built ca. 1900). Both Martin Briscoe. In the Highland Folk Museum stands Leanach Mission Church, moved here from near Culloden. Interior view. Both Peter Morgan (2014).
Nigg, Old Church (CoS). NH 804 717. Link. Chapelhill Church, originally Nigg United Presbyterian Church, built 1871-2. NH 824 736. Both John Mackie.
North Ballachulish, St. Bride (Episcopal). Martin Briscoe. Founded by Lady Alice Ewing in 1875. Text in italics courtesy of Argyll Extracts.
North Kessock, Knockbain Free Church, which was built in 1994 to replace the earlier church as Bogallan (q.v.). NH 641 482. John Mackie. Link.
Nostie, St. Donnan (Episcopal). Martin Briscoe.

Opinan (near Gairloch), Presbyterian Mission Room. It wasn't clear to Tim if this was Free Church of Scotland, or Free Presbyterian Church. NG 746 724. Tim Flitcroft (2013). Howard Richter has advised that it shows on the 1967 OS map as "Meeting House (Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland)". He also advises that there is another meeting house nearby, at NG 745 719, which is shown on the same map as Free Church of Scotland.

Petty, near Inverness, St. Columba. Martin Briscoe.
Plockton.
Pollacahar (North Uist), Free Church of Scotland. Carol Myers.
Polnish, Our Lady of the Braes (R.C.). Martin Briscoe. Another view. Roger Heap. And another, Bill McKenzie. Link.
Poolewe, the Free Church. CoS (disused). Both Peter Amsden.
Port of Brims, ruined chapel. Bill Henderson.
Portmahomack, Tarbat Church of Scotland. NH 915 845. Tarbat Old Parish Church is now the Tarbat Discovery Centre. Tarbat Free Church. Link. All John Mackie.

Reay, Church of Scotland. Bill Henderson.
Resipole, former church, now a private residence. Peter Amsden.
Resolis, Free Church of Scotland. NH 674 647. John Mackie. Link.
Rienachait (between Stoer and Clashnessie), Free Church. Edward Paxton.
Risabus Oa, (Islay), ruined church. NR 314 436. Martin Briscoe.
Rogart, St. Callan (CoS, 1775/7). Link. NC 735 035. Associated Presbyterian Church (previously Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland). NC 715 035. Pitfurie Church of Scotland (built as a United Free Church of Scotland, 1909/10). NC 715 035. All John Mackie. Free Church of Scotland. John Mackie (2010).
Rosehall, Church of Scotland (1891). Free Church of Scotland (1845). Link. Both NC 484 014. Both John Mackie.
Rosemarkie, Rosemarkie Kirk (CoS). NH 737 578. Bill Henderson (2014). Link.
Roskeen, Free Church of Scotland. Bill Henderson. Rosskeen, the Parish Church. Martin Briscoe. Rosskeen Old Parish Church (1830-2, disused). NH 683 702. John Mackie.
Roy Bridge, St. Margaret (R.C.). Martin Briscoe.

Sava, Lairg & Rogart Congregation (Associated Presbyterian Church). Bill Henderson.
Scarfskerry, Baptist Church. Bill Henderson.
Scourie, Eddrachillis parish church, Church of Scotland. Bill Henderson.
Scrabster, Fisherman's Mission. Bill Henderson.
Shiel Bridge, Free Church of Scotland. Another view. NG 933 190. Both Dennis Harper (2013).
Shieldaig, Church of Scotland (built as United Free Church of Scotland ca. 1910). The former Free Church of Scotland (1876-7). Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland (1895). All ca. NG 815 535. All John Mackie (2010).
Skerray, Free Church. Bill Henderson.
Skye.
South Laggan, the Free Church. Martin Briscoe.
Spean Bridge, St. Joseph (R.C.). Martin Briscoe. Kilmonivaig Parish Church (CoS). NN 213 819. Martin Briscoe. Another view. Bill Henderson. And another, this one Dennis Harper (2013). Link.
Stratherrick, Catholic Church. Martin Briscoe.
Strathconon, Strathconon Church of Scotland (1830). Strathconon Free Church of Scotland (1892), NH 317 550. Both John Mackie.
Strathpeffer, Free Church. Another view. Link. St. Anne (Episcopalian). Link. Fodderty and Strathpeffer Parish Church (CoS) dates from 1888-90. NH 482 579. All John Mackie.
Strathtongue, a disused church of (currently) unknown denomination. NC 618 596. Bill Henderson. Howard Richter has been consulting old maps and other sources, and provides the following approximate history : built on or before 1874, and up to the union in 1900, Free Church. From 1900 to 1929, United Free Church, and from 1929 until its closure (which was pre-1979), Church of Scotland.
Strathy, Church of Scotland. NC 843 652. Associated Presbyterian Church, previously listed as the Methodist Church. NC 830 656. Thanks to Norman Campbell for the correction. Former church, now a private residence. NC 834 652. All Bill Henderson. The former Free Church (1845) at NC 844 653. It shows as "Free Church" on the OS map of 1878, and still shows as "Free C of S" on the edition of 1975-6, so still active at that time. A benchmark on the building was created for the Ordnance Survey First Primary Levelling of Scotland (1844-60) - see here. Martin Richter (2013). Link1. Link2. Grade C(S) listed in 1984, and the text implies it was still active then.
Stromeferry, the old Church of Scotland, now a house. The old Free Church - has this also been converted to a house? Both Martin Briscoe.
Strontian, Episcopal Church. Free Church (now a house). The former St. Mary (Episcopal) is now a private residence. All Martin Briscoe. Parish Church, built in 1823 by Telford, it is now shared with the Episcopalians. N. Argyll Extracts. Another view of the Episcopal Church. Peter Amsden.

Tain, Church of Scotland. John Mackie. Link. St. Duthac. The presence of the remains of the Saint prompted the development of Tain as a centre of pilgrimage. Bill Henderson. Two interior views - 1, 2, both John Balaam (2014). Associated Presbyterian Church. Bill Henderson. Free Church of Scotland (1938). John Mackie. Link. St. Andrew (Episcopal, 1887). John Mackie.
Thrumster, the Parish Church. ND 333 447. Martin Briscoe.
Thurso.
Tomatin, Church of Scotland - one of the "Tin Churches". Free Presbyterian Church. Free Church. All John Mackie. Centre of the village is at NH 803 288. Link.
Tongue, St. Andrew (Church of Scotland, O). NC 591 571. Bill Henderson. Another view, and the notice board, which gives a brief history. The board says the current church built in 1724, but the listing says 1680; other sources seem to plump for one or the other. Both Martin Richter (2013). Link1. Link2. Link3 (which has interior photos). Grade A listed.
Tornagrain, Petty Church of Scotland (originally Petty Free church, built 1848-50). NH 766 502. John Mackie. Two additional views - 1, 2, both Tim Flitcroft (2015). St. Columba. Martin Briscoe.

Ullapool, Church of Scotland. Bill Henderson. Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, Tim Flitcroft (2012).
Uppertown (Island of Stroma), cemetery with burial vault. ND 359 765. Martin Briscoe.
Urquhart, Highland, Ferintosh Free Church of Scotland - built 1843 with the tower added in 1907. An unusual feature for a church - a three-stall cast-iron urinal!! NH 674 647. Link. The former Church of Scotland, built 1795. NH 674 647. Both John Mackie.
Urray,
Urray West Parish Church. NH 508 524. Martin Briscoe. Another view, Bill Henderson (2016). Link. Grade B listed. Free Church of Scotland. NH 524 502. Bill Henderson (2016). Link.

Watten, Free Church. Bill Henderson. Another view.  ND 243 547. Martin Briscoe.
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