St Duthac

The ruins of St Dubhthach's church can be found by the Clachan Duich, the traditional burial ground of Clan Macrae.

About this church

The church was dedicated to dedicated to the 11th century Bishop of Ross, St Duthac. Once the parish church of Kintail, today it is a late medieval, gabled, rectangular ruin. Damaged by Hanoverian gunfire in 1719, following the Battle of Glenshiel, it was still in use until about 1855.

The Clachan Duich Burial Ground is a religious site dating back to at least 1050 and is the traditional burial place of the Macrae chiefs.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard
  • Parking within 250m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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