Scotland's rich Christian heritage began in South-West Scotland. Part of the fabric of Scotland's identity, the history of these sacred places and the area's gentle beauty are too often ignored. Packed with vital and practical information, this handy guide enables locals and visitors to explore and discover the hidden history of the region.
Whether you want to learn more about the diverse architecture and turbulent history of Scotlands churches, or find somewhere to worship this coming Sunday, the Sacred Places series provides the perfect starting point.
"Sacred Places" includes an introduction to the series by Princess Anne and a description of the history and culture of the area by expert John Hume.
Areas covered include
North Ayrshire incl. Largs, Saltcoats, Isle of Arran and Irvine
South Ayrshire incl. Kilmarnock, Galston, Cumnock and Dalrymple
East Ayrshire incl. Ayr, Ballantrae, Girvan, Troon and Prestwick
Dumfries and Galloway incl. Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, Wigtown and Newton Stewart
Over 180 illustrations
Index of churches
Fascinating articles on churches in South-West Scotland by John Hume and Donna Brewster
Sacred South-West Scotland is part of a new series of 9 guides that cover all of the areas of Scotland.
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