Cathedral of St Machar, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
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    Cathedral of St Machar Information

    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.

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    7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today and Sunday, with high temperatures bottoming out at 10°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy until evening and breezy until afternoon.
     
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    Saturday, Sep 22nd
     Breezy in the morning and partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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      6:54 am    7:10 pm

    Sunday, Sep 23rd
     Light rain until afternoon and breezy starting in the evening.
     
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      6:56 am    7:07 pm
    Monday, Sep 24th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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    Tuesday, Sep 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Wednesday, Sep 26th
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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      7:02 am    6:58 pm

    Thursday, Sep 27th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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    Friday, Sep 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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