Insh Village Church

In the mid 19th century some of the congregation left their parish church in Kincraig, to hold their own services in the open air in Insh village.

About this church

A reader called Donald Cattanach walked every Sunday from Glen Banchor in Newtonmore to lead their worship in the village. A local woman wove a plaid to protect the reader and his bible from the weather and this plaid is kept in Kingussie Folk Museum.

Eventually the land owner built them a small church with a tin roof, known locally as the 'Mission Church'. The tin roof has been replaced with tiles, a ship’s bell has been installed in the roof, a mosaic window made by school children is in the wall facing the road, and the village war memorial was placed within the church grounds.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • On street parking at church
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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