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Peathill Kirk and Pitsligo Castle, Rosehearty

18 September 2021 (Online)

19 September 2021 (Online)

Aberdeenshire

The Former Parish Kirk is a Gothic structure built in 1890 to replace the earlier kirk of 1634.  This large spikey Gothic Kirk accommodates over 501 worshippers and is built in crisp, grey granite with strikingly darker pinnings. The earlier kirk, although now ruinous, still displays its magnificent bell cot which sits precariously on top of the gable end.

The 1890 kirk is constructed of crisp grey granite with dramatic darker pinning stones. But, its greatest treasure is housed within. The decoratively carved Laird's Loft, transferred from the old kirk, and is acknowledged as one of the finest examples of its type in Scotland. Pitsligo Castle, the home of the Forbes of Pitsligo for over three centuries, had enjoyed a settled life until the vengeful aftermath of Jacobite Rebellion in 1745. The Pitsligo Castle Trust and Friends of Pitsligo Castle now maintain and look after both sites and can only do so with the continuing support of visitors.

Over Doors Open Days weekend, take the opportunity to virtually visit the sites of Peathill Kirk and Pitsligo Castle. The Former Parish Kirk is a Gothic structure built in 1890 to replace the earlier kirk of 1634.  This large spikey Gothic Kirk accommodates over 501 worshippers and is built in crisp, grey granite with strikingly darker pinnings. The earlier kirk, although now ruinous, still displays its magnificent bell cot which sits precariously on top of the gable end. The 1890 kirk is constructed of crisp grey granite with dramatic darker pinning stones. But, its greatest treasure is housed within. The decoratively carved Laird's Loft, transferred from the old kirk, and is acknowledged as one of the finest examples of its type in Scotland. Pitsligo Castle, the home of the Forbes of Pitsligo for over three centuries, had enjoyed a settled life until the vengeful aftermath of Jacobite Rebellion in 1745. The Pitsligo Castle Trust and Friends of Pitsligo Castle now maintain and look after both sites and can only do so with the continuing support of visitors.

 

 

Facebook: Friends of Pitsligo Castle 

Digital Resources

Peathill Kirk and Pitsligo Castle

Information leaflet, Pitsligo Castle and Former Peathill Kirk

Download an informational leaflet

Peathill Kirk Tour

Take a virtual 360 tour of Peathill Kirk and see the splendour of the Lairds loft up close.

Take a 360-degree virtual tour!

Peathill Kirkyard Tour

Take a virtual 360 tour of Peathill Kirkyard.

Take a 360-degree virtual tour!

Pitsligo Castle Tour

Take a 3D tour of Pitsligo Castle

Take a 360-degree virtual tour!

Pitsligo Castle - Aerial Tour

Fly with us and get a birds eye tour of Pitsligo Castle

Drone flight over Pitsligo Castle

Key Information

Architect: A Marshall Mackenzie

Building Date: 1890

Address
  • Peathill Kirk (Former Pitsligo Parish Kirk)
  • Peathill, Rosehearty
  • Fraserburgh
  • AB43 7NU