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Insh Village Church

In the mid 19th century some of the congregation left their parish church in Kincraig, to hold their own services in the open air in Insh village.

Insh, Highland

Opening times

Open daily dawn to dusk.



A reader called Donald Cattanach walked every Sunday from Glen Banchor in Newtonmore to lead their worship in the village. A local woman wove a plaid to protect the reader and his bible from the weather and this plaid is kept in Kingussie Folk Museum.

Eventually the land owner built them a small church with a tin roof, known locally as the 'Mission Church'. The tin roof has been replaced with tiles, a ship’s bell has been installed in the roof, a mosaic window made by school children is in the wall facing the road, and the village war memorial was placed within the church grounds.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • On street parking at church

  • Dog friendly

  • Church of Scotland

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