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As a follow up from yesterday's picture, this one was taken inside the church which lies within the old choir of Dunkeld Cathedral. We are facing the east window.

As I explained yesterday, the Cathedral dates from 1325 but had a turbulent history, being finally destroyed and left in ruins during the Reformation in the 16th Century. However, in 1600, the choir of the Cathedral was repaired and re-roofed and, despite fierce fighting in 1689 between the Jacobites and the Cameronians which caused the destruction of much of the town of Dunkeld itself, this part of the Cathedral was spared.

This church now belongs to the Church of Scotland and you can read more about it and the Cathedral here.

Typical of all churches of the Church of Scotland, the interior might be considered by many to be rather plain and spartan compared with Anglican churches or Roman Catholic places of worship: gone are the altars, statues of saints and other elements of worship and all that remain are a Communion table and a fairly plain pulpit, seen on the far left, with its simple lectern.

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