The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Biggar, Biggar Kirk (CoS). A difficult church to photograph well. Two additional views - 1, 2. Closed when I visited, this link has interior views. NT 040 379. Link1. Link2. The nearby Moat Park Heritage Centre is the former Moat Park Church (1865). Its various denominations can be followed on old maps, and Janet Gimber advises that these include UP Church (1897, presumably United Presbyterian), UF Church (1910, United Free), the unhelpful "Church" (1940), and Gillespie Moat Park Church (CoS) in 1975. NT 039 378. Link. The former Gillespie Church, now the Gillespie Centre. It closed before 1977 (see link). Old maps show the following - South UP Church (1858), Ch. (1897), UF Ch. (1910), Ch. (1940), and in 1975 as Ch. Hall. This is presumably the Church Hall for Moat Park Church. Circa NT 041 377. All © Steve Bulman (2013).
Dalserf, Dalserf Parish Church (CoS) on Kirk Road. Another view.
Both © Adam Schofield (2014). Link.
Forth, St. Paul (CoS). NS 9420 5377. © Chris Kippin (2021). Link. Older maps show a United Presbyterian Church at the south of the village, off the A706 at NS 9411 5356. It survives, and can just be glimpsed in the background here on a Streetview from 2008. St. Mary Magdalene (R.C.) on Hailstonegreen, as seen by Streetview in 2009. Link.
Rutherglen, the Old Parish Church, which was consecrated in 1902, was the fourth to be built on the site. NS 612 617. © Hugh Millar. The church website also has images of the second and third churches.
15 June 2021
© Steve Bulman