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Inverness church that appeared in Outlander is closing

by Alex Collett

A church in Scotland's Iverness, famously known as the filmset for TV Series 'Outlander' is closing down.

St Stephen's Old High Church - one of Inverness' most historic buildings, lying on the banks of the River Ness - is the property of The Church of Scotland and will eventually be sold off.

It is due to be formally closed as a place of worship in a special service on Friday, March 4.

The church is a popular spot amongst sightseers, due to its long history and a connection to 1746's Battle of Culloden.

The decision to close its doors follows a vote by members after the Church of Scotland said it was not financially viable to maintain both the Old High and the B-listed St Stephen’s in Crown.

Inverness Presbytery clerk, Rev Trevor Hunt, said: "It is always painful to close a church building but the kirk session of the charge decided that they would go in this direction and took the matter to the congregation who voted. 

"A clear majority were in favour of closing the church, the decision was brought to the presbytery which approved the closure and the general trustees raised no objection."

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