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Detail of a window (documented as Window Fourteen) in St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, depicting, in its upper part, the Conversion of Saul and, in its lower section, Paul preaching in Athens.

The majority of the stained glass windows in St. Giles' Cathedral were constructed during a major restoration which took place between 1871 and 1883 and most, like this one, were made by the glassmakers Ballantynes of Edinburgh. This particular window is dedicated in memory of a local merchant, Douglas Monteith.

Despite its name, St Giles' Cathedral is not, in fact, a cathedral. The title gives an idea of its magnificent scale, but was only strictly correct for two short periods when Bishops served in the Scottish Church, from 1633-8 and from 1661-89. A more correct name for it nowadays is therefore "The High Kirk of St. Giles" or the "High Kirk of Edinburgh" and it is now the principal place of worship of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh.

You can see a larger version of this picture here and also a picture of the exterior of this fine church here.

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