Cathedral of St Machar

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  • Cathedral of St Marchar was named after a disciple of St Columba and the initial site was set up in around 580AD. In the 1130’s it was named a Cathedral and underwent extensive restoration in the 13th Century under Bishop Cheyne and saw Sir William Wallace hung, drawn and quartered. His dismembered body was sent to different parts of Scotland but some say that his left arm was interred within the walls of St. Machar’s.

    After the war of independence construction continued under Bishop Alexander Kinnimund (1355-80) and Bishop William Elphinstone (1431-1514). The nave and towers on the west – which form the modern church were only one part. To the east of the nave, there was a crossing which had one large central tower. There was also a choir to its east and transepts pointing north and south. In 1520 a ceiling of panelled oak bearing 48 heraldic shields was commissioned by Bishop Gavin Dunbar (1518-1532).

    It was finally complete in 1530.

  • Cathedral of St Machar 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 16°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain until afternoon.
     
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      6:52 am    7:12 pm
    Friday, Sep 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       11%  47%   11 mph
      6:54 am    7:10 pm

    Saturday, Sep 23rd
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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      6:56 am    7:07 pm
    Sunday, Sep 24th
     Light rain in the evening.
     
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       27%  70%   18 mph
      6:58 am    7:04 pm

    Monday, Sep 25th
     Drizzle overnight.
     
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       17%  98%   12 mph
      7:00 am    7:01 pm
    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       18%  46%   13 mph
      7:02 am    6:59 pm

    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Drizzle overnight.
     
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       24%  84%   15 mph
      7:05 am    6:56 pm
    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Light rain throughout the day.
     
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       66%  100%   14 mph
      7:07 am    6:53 pm

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