Historic church holds final service

Clachan Church

A historic church in Wester Ross has held its last service.

Loch Broom Church at Clachan has been closed by the Church of Scotland and its congregation gathered for the final time yesterday morning.

It is expected to be offered for sale early next year.

The current church was built in 1817 – but yesterday’s service marks the end of more than 1,000 years of worship on the site.

A group – Friends of Clachan Lochbroom – has been formed and is preparing an approach to the church with a bid to retain the building for the community.