Cathedral of St Machar, Aberdeenshire

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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, weather in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 11.6℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Oct 24
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 11.8℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Oct 25
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Oct 26
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Oct 27
Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 9.2 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Oct 28
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Oct 29
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (S)

Aberdeen weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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