Scots Roots


Kirk of Calder
December 11, 2015, 10:53 am
Filed under: Photographs, Scottish History, West Lothian | Tags: ,

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The Kirk of Calder serves Mid Calder, a ‘conservation village’ in West Lothian, just 12 miles from Edinburgh and 40 miles from Glasgow.

The original part of the present church was built in 1541 and then it was extended in 1863 but it is believed that a church has existed on this site since around 1150.

Kirk of Calder 3The Kirk boasts visits from John Knox, James Paraffin Young, David Livingstone and Frederick Chopin and in its walls you can still see holes made by Covenanters’ musket shots in the 17th century.

It is a Historic Scotland Grade A listed building and well worth a visit.

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