port of menteith

Restoring our Church

A church existed in Port of Menteith in the 13th century as one of four linked to the Augustinian Priory of Inchmahome. Today the ruined priory is an Ancient Monument, and Port of Menteith Church is the only remaining one of those churches alive and thriving. The present building is the third on the site and was built in 1878. This church features an exceptionally beautiful Stephen Adam stained glass trefoil window depicting Faith, Hope and Charity, gifted in his memory by the family of James MacOran Campbell, grandfather of Henry Campbell Bannerman, Prime Minister 1905.

The Kirk sits surrounded by its ancient graveyard on the very edge of the Lake of Menteith in the Trossachs. It is a prominent landmark, the tower clearly visible from the Lake and when approaching by road. The Sunday carillon rings out over the Lake in all weathers: brilliant summer mornings, or snowy short winter days, and, being Scotland, the dreich grey days and stormy wild ones too. All this weather has taken a toll on the grey sandstone walls and the Kirk now needs urgent repairs to make it wind and watertight once more.

We are raising funds to help restore the building and would welcome your help. If you have visited the Kirk, perhaps for a wedding or during our summer open days, please consider helping us conserve this fine building for future generations. We welcome contributions from anyone with any connection with the Kirk or none, and hope you will also support our fundraising events.

For details, email info@portofmenteith.org.uk