Please be advised that many venues have COVID-19 safety measures in place. You may be asked to wear face masks, use hand sanitiser or maintain social distance, please respect these requests. Please note that venues may be subject to temporary closure at short notice. Where possible we advise that you check with venues before visiting, and please follow the guidance of staff and volunteers on site.
25 September 2021 (11am- 4pm)
26 September 2021 (1pm-4pm)
Grade A listed, Greyfriars Kirk plays an important part in Scottish history. In 1638, the National Covenant was presented and signed in the Kirk. In the mid-19th century the then minister led a movement to change the style of worship by introducing the first post-Reformation stained glass windows and one of the first organs into a Presbyterian church in Scotland. Between 1929 and 1938, the historic church building was extensively restored and the interior dividing wall between the two former separate sanctuaries was removed. The Peter Collins organ was installed in 1990.
Throughout the weekend, visitors will be able to take tours of the Kirkyard from the Friends of Greyfriars Kirkyard.
If you can't make it down to the Kirk you can take this short virtual tour!Go on a virtual guided tour!
Have a wander around the Kirkyard below using the virtual tour below kindly provided by Edinburgh’s Cemeteries department and Captured Realities.Go on a virtual guided tour!