Memories of Dunnichen

news of the imminent closure of Dunnichen Church has sparked some memories for a former Sunday school teacher.

Nick Scardifield was surfing the net last week and found our article stating the church will close on Sunday, August 21, ending a Christian presence on the site since the 12th century.

In an -email Nick explained: “How bizarre, I was surfing Google images and found today’s item on Dunnichen church.

“I was a Sunday school teacher there in 1971 or 72. My friend Ian Shaw and I took the eldest group of kids for a while,

“I remember a couple of them still. When I left they bought me a poster with all the coats of arms of Scotland - I still have it. I wonder if any of them remember me. They will all be parents - maybe even grandparents by now.

“John Wilson was the minister then. I met him again in 1991 at a parish further south but I cannot remember where that was. I understand he ended up in Bettyhill, about as far north as you can go and still have dry feet.

“I left the area in November 1972 to go south for work. Ian went on to be someone senior in what used to Don Bros, but is now called Don and Low I believe.”

Nick noticed the article on our website -

It explained many people have been associated with the congregation over the years.

Two events have been planned to mark the church’s closure - an exhibition in the church on Saturday, June 4 from 10 am to 12 noon and 2 to 4 pm, and a special service in the church at 10.30 am on Sunday, August 21.

Those with memorabilia for the exhibition can contact Jean McEwen on 01307 462813 or Mrs Anne Duncan on 01307 818142.