Key Image Balquhidder Parish Church
FK19 8PA Balquhidder
United Kingdom
Denomination: Reformed
Congregation: Balquhidder Church of Scotland (Church of Scotland, Presbytery of Perth)
Geogr. Coordinates: 56.35806° N, 4.37163° W
Geo Location
Reference year: 1855
Architectural style: Gothic Revival
Description: Roughly rectangular-plan Gothic Parish Church with 2-tier belfry on western gablehead
Name derivation: From its location in the village of Balquhidder
  • Bell donated by Rev Robert Kirk (1644-92)
Outside facilities
  • Grave of Rob Roy MacGregor (1671–1734)
  • Supposed gravestone of St Angus
7th cent.:   St Angus comes to the Balquhidder glen and builds an oratory at Kirkton
About 1250:   The first known church in the glen, the Eaglais Beag or “little church”, built on the site of St Angus’s grave
1631:   Construction of the predecessor church (“Old Church”)
1853:   Construction of the current church started (architect David Bryce, possibly supported by the architectural firm Hay of Liverpool), situated slightly north of the then dilapidated old church
1855:   Completion of the current church
06/09/2005:   Commemoration of the 150th anniversary
Important persons:
Congregation member:  Robert Roy MacGregor (1671–1734, Scottish outlaw, who later became a folk hero)
Saint:  Angus (Aonghais Mac Cridhe Mochta Lughmhaigh?, fl. c. 600, Scottish saint of presumably Irish origin, said to have lived and died at Balquhidder)
Historic Environment Scotland: Balquhidder Parish Church and Churchyard,, retrieved 15/01/2023
Scotland’s Churches Trust: Balquhidder Parish Church,, retrieved 15/01/2023
Undiscovered Scotland: Balquhidder Church,, retrieved 15/01/2023
Undiscovered Scotland: Saint Angus,, retrieved 15/01/2023
Wikipedia: Balquhidder,, retrieved 15/01/2023
Wikipedia: Rob Roy MacGregor,, retrieved 15/01/2023
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