Cathedral of St Machar

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

Expect a temp in the range 7.5℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.3℃ to 2.7℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.7℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Feb 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Feb 08cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 0.7℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 9.6 m/sec (S)
Friday, Feb 10clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.1℃ to 3.3℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (W)

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

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