Helping churches and chapels in Scotland


The National Churches Trust has been supporting churches, chapels and meeting houses in Scotland for many years.

 Have a look at all of the churches we have helped in Scotland since 2010 on our interactive map.

Promoting maintenance

We regularly talk with Scotland’s Churches Trust.

We have helped Scotland’s Churches Trust (SCT) and churches in Scotland through funding, consultation and collaboration.

We are working with SCT and other organisations including the Built Environment Forum in Scotland to support best maintenance practice to support greater sustainability for Scotland’s unique faith heritage. We have also worked with others including the National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver and participate in training events focussing on maintenance.

Over the past five years we have assisted churches in Scotland by providing grants totalling more than £500,000. 

In 2021, with the support of the Pilgrim Trust, we will be awarding additional maintenance grants to churches in Scotland. Churches must apply through the Foundation Grant Programme. Decisions will be made on a monthly basis.


Scotland has great appeal to tourists and ExploreChurches features a growing collection of churches, chapels and meeting houses from all over the United Kingdom.


  • Dunlop Church of Scotland, Dunlop, Ayrshire, KA3 4AG

  • Coldingham Priory Church, Coldingham, TD14 5NG

  • Port of Menteith Church, Port of Menteith, Stirling, FK8 3RA

  • Boleskine Church, Boleskine, Inverness, IV2 6UJ

  • Shettleston New Church, Glasgow, G32 7JG

  • Yetholm Church, Kirk Yetholm, Scottish Borders, TD5 8PF

  • St Joseph’s RC Church, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9DA

  • St James the Less Church, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 9EE

  • St Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 6JT

  • St John’s Episcopal Church, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10 1AN