Telford’s Bridge

One of those interesting events which comes around occasionally.  Dunkeld has been celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Thomas Telford’s magnificent bridge over the Tay.  There has been a whole weekend of activities – including a parade by the Atholl Highlanders, the only private army in Britain.  This commemorates the fact that the bridge was paid for by the Duke of Atholl.

Anyway, they asked me to preach at the Thanksgiving Service in the Cathedral – which is, of course, used by the Church of Scotland as their Parish Church.  But they kindly let me in for the evening and this is what I said.