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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.Rain until afternoon.Today's Forecast
9->1476% 70% 4 mph
6:52 am 7:12 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Sep 22nd
8->1411% 47% 11 mph
6:54 am 7:10 pmPartly cloudy until afternoon.Saturday, Sep 23rd
12->160% 45% 17 mph
6:56 am 7:07 pmLight rain in the evening.Sunday, Sep 24th
12->1527% 70% 18 mph
6:58 am 7:04 pmDrizzle overnight.Monday, Sep 25th
13->1517% 98% 12 mph
7:00 am 7:01 pmPartly cloudy until afternoon.Tuesday, Sep 26th
13->1518% 46% 13 mph
7:02 am 6:59 pmDrizzle overnight.Wednesday, Sep 27th
13->1524% 84% 15 mph
7:05 am 6:56 pmLight rain throughout the day.Thursday, Sep 28th
12->1566% 100% 14 mph
7:07 am 6:53 pm
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