A large historic buildings like St Conan’s Kirk needs a lot of looking after! In this section you can find out more about our efforts to restore and conserve the Kirk, its contents and grounds.
Although there is a lot of work still to be done, the Trust and Friends have made progress with a number of completed projects including the conservation of the choir stall heraldic shields in 2017, the Library roof renewal in 2017, and the outfitting of the library and vestry interiors, including the installation of a disabled toilet in 2018. As part of our successful Heritage Lottery grant submission in 2018, we developed a full “Management, Maintenance and Conservation Plan” which details the many areas we still need to tackle and outlines our conservation priorities . You can read more about these using the links below.
Kirk Roof Repairs
Window Conservation and Repairs
Gardens and Grounds – WEBPAGE IN DEVELOPMENT, COMING SOON
Stonework and Walls – WEBPAGE IN DEVELOPMENT, COMING SOON
St Conval’s Chapel Access – WEBPAGE IN DEVELOPMENT, COMING SOON
Furniture, Statues and more – WEBPAGE IN DEVELOPMENT, COMING SOON
In addition to the work being undertaken to secure and conserve the fabric of the building and its contents, we are planning improvements which will enhance the experience of all who visit. This includes church-goers, those attending events and activities in the Kirk and the many thousands of tourists from Scotland, the rest of the UK and overseas, who come to see this wonderful building each year. You can find out more about these projects using the following links :
Visitor Toilets Proposal | Kirk Interior Lighting | Crypt Developments