Response from members of the congregation and friends of the church to the appeal in support of the church Quire Repair and Restoration project has been more then encouraging. Donations, whether substantial or more modest, are warmly welcomed, recorded and acknowledged.
At time of publication, we are only £800,000 short of our target. Contacts and negotiations are ongoing with possible benefactors and it is our hope that this funding gap will be considerably closed by the end of this year.
Good news is that essential repair work to the Quire foundations will start at the beginning of November. The area around the Quire will be fenced off and public parking will not be possible within the church grounds. Drill holes will be bored around the building outside the Priest’s Door, East Window and Sacristy Window; and deep excavation made parallel to the south wall of the Quire. Depending on weather conditions, this phase of work is scheduled to last up to three months.
No donation is too small to be appreciated by us. Please, if you have not yet made donation to the appeal, do consider doing so. You will be helping save one of the most historic and architecturally significant buildings in Scotland. What better legacy can you help to leave to future generations ?