Nether Lochaber Parish Church, Onich

Nether Lochaber Parish Church, Onich

Denomination: Church of Scotland
OS Reference: NN031614
Address: , Onich , PH33 6SD
Local Authority: Highland


Church Overview

Built in 1911 to replace original Telford church at Creag Mhor, using some of the original stone. Known as one of the finest rural churches in the Highlands. Most illustrious minister was Dr Alexander Stewart 1851-1901, known as ‘Nether Lochaber’ and renowned throughout the Celtic world for his wide-ranging learning and writing. Celtic cross, 20 feet, originally erected by the Stewart Society in Onich, and removed to Innis-na-Bhirlin cemetery, off A82 five miles north of Onich, when the road was widened.  The grave of Dr Stewart and his wife Mary Janet Morrison is in the Old Burial Ground at Creag Mhor, North Ballchulish – adjacent to the site of the original Telford Church.


Sunday: 12.00 noon

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement

Guide book available Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf Welcomers and guides on duty by arrangement. toilets available Disabled WC refreshments inventory

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Nether Lochaber Parish Church, Onich

Nether Lochaber Parish Church


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