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Black Isle church restoration given Royal unveil

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April 26 2017

Black Isle church restoration given Royal unveil
A ruined Black Isle Church is looking as good as new following a £750k restoration at the hands of project architect McGregor Bowes.

Kirkmichael at Balblair traces its history back to the 1400’s as a place of worship in the Middle Ages but in more recent years was left in a state of near total collapse following a period of abandonment.

This sparked an energetic campaign to rescue the local landmark, which has been brought back into use as a collection of carved stones; including a set of ‘as new’ medieval stones created by carver Richard Groom.

To celebrate the completion of external works HRH the Duke of Gloucester attended a royal opening of the attraction with a public open day set to follow once interior works are complete.

2 Comments

Andrew Hepburn
#1 Posted by Andrew Hepburn on 27 Apr 2017 at 21:36 PM
Pity someone of more cultural significance wasn't able to perform the opening.
Sven
#2 Posted by Sven on 29 Apr 2017 at 14:36 PM
Beautiful church and talented conservation work. Congrats chaps.

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