This is an indispensable guide to over 1000 abbeys, cathedrals, churches and other places of worship across Scotland. It is compiled from information supplied by the churches themselves, from history and architectural details of the building to the availability of refreshments and other visitor amenities. Anyone touring in Scotland really should have a copy of this book in their glovebox.
Scotland's Churches Scheme has for some time been producing updated editions of its incredibly useful Churches to Visit in Scotland every few years. The title of the latest edition reflects the inclusion of over 1000 churches in the scheme (1001 to be precise) and so marks a notable milestone. Scotland's Churches Scheme works with churches to help them open their doors to visitors, thus making available to view many of Scotland's most magnificent and interesting buildings: and it helps publicise them through the publication of this guide.
The contents are divided into sections covering each Local Authority Area, from Aberdeen to the Western Isles, and each section starts with a map locating each of the churches covered. Typically, two to three churches are covered on each page. Many are given a black and white line drawing, and the entries themselves tend to include grid reference and location information; a paragraph of potted history; details of services; information about visitor opening and facilities; and disabled access and facilities.