Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven …

Well – restored anyway. I was in Killin this morning for a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the restoration of St Fillan’s Church – sometimes known as the ‘grouse church’. What’s significant is that it is a good example of what is known in Scotland as a ‘tin tabernacle’ or simply ‘tin tab’ – a pattern of pre-fabricated buildings which are found all over the Highlands as churches and schools. It’s a warm and cosy place – held in great affection by the members of the congregation. Now its future – and the future of the congregation – is secure for another generation at least.

The photos are of Provost Fergus Wood of Stirling, Rev Ladd Fagerson [who is by the way a tall person] and myself. And I couldn’t resist a photo of the Falls of Dochart in the middle of the village on the way home. Where is Killin? Western end of Loch Tay or head west through Crieff, Comrie and Lochearnhead and then over Glen Ogle.


  1. Wonderful little building….we took our little choir, Angelus Singers, there a few years ago, to sing Evensong. Rev Ladd had advertised it around the local caravan parks, and we had a respectable turn-out on a rather damp day, to say the least.

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