"Kirk of Assynt Kirkton" Unapool Off The Beaten Path Tip by scottishvisitor
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The little Kirk of Assynt was first constructed in 1741 it was renovated in 1900 and closed in 1970 when the congregation was moved to the bigger settlement of Lochinver. In 1997 the project of Historic Assynt was founded and the Church was saved from its fate of a crumbling ruin. The interior of the Church today displays a small museum charting the daily life of the highlands and her people. The MacLeod Clan vault in the kirk yard is at present under some restoration as part of the Inchnadamph project, you will find a little donation box set into the wall please leave a little something so this work can continue. Just outside the Church gate there is a touching memorial to two young RAF Pilots whose plane crashed onto nearby Ben More during training in WWll their bodies lie on the mountain where they met their fate.
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