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Blackhall United Free Church, United Free Church of Scotland Modern church completed in 1968. A90 at the junction between Telford Road and Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Broughton St Mary's Parish Church, 12 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland. A Burgh Church, built to serve Edinburgh's spreading New Town. Designed 1824 by Thomas Brown as centrepiece of Bellevue Crescent. Neo-classical style, graceful interior with fluted Corinthian columns supporting gallery. Original pulpit. Nathaniel Bryson's stained glass 'Annunciation' is of particular note. 10-15 mins walk from east end of Princes Street.

Canongate Kirk, Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland. This interesting and recently restored 11th century church was opened in 1691, its plan by James Smith being unique among 11 th century Scottish churches. The churchyard contains the remains of many famous Scots, including economist Adam Smith. 'Open Kirk' with welcomers on duty. Information sheets in several languages; postcards and souvenirs.

Carrick Knowe Parish Church, 118-132 Saughton Road North, Edinburgh, Scotland.

City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 1 Junction Place, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. Built 1932 by Maclennan and Cunningham as 600 seater Central Hall in artificial stone and harl on site of former Secession Church in Methodist use from 1868.

Corstorphine Old Parish Church, Kirk Loan, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, Scotland. Interesting 15 th century church with tower, pre-Reformation relics and fine medieval tombs, including those of the founders Sir Adam Forrester, Lord Provost of Edinburgh d. 1405 and Sir John Forrester, Lord Chamberlain of Scotland in the reign of James I. Interesting gravestones in churchyard..

Corstorphine United Free Church of Scotland, Glebe Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, Scotland. Intimate, secluded, friendly little church. Loop hearing system. Various anterooms and large hall. Good grassed area for barbecues. Off St John's Road.

Ebenezer United Free Church, 31 Bangor Road, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. The Ebenezer congregation was founded in 1891. The original church building in Great Junction Street was demolished in 1979 to make way for new housing. The present building in Bangor Road was opened in 1984.

Duddingston Kirk, Old Church Lane, Duddingston Village, Edinburgh, Scotland. 12th century church, developed in the 17th and 18th centuries and again in 1889 by Sir R. Rowand Anderson, lying beside Duddingston Loch, south of Arthur's Seat. It has associations with the English artist Turner, and with Sir Walter Scott, both friends of the Minister, Rev. John Thomson (1804-40), himself a noted landscape painter.

Holyrood Abbey Church is part of the Church of Scotland and is located near Meadowbank in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk. Grey Friars Place, Edinburgh, Scotland. The first post-Reformation church built in Edinburgh, 1620. The National Covenant signed here in 1638. Fine 19 th century coloured glass, and new Peter Collins organ. The kirkyard has fine examples of 16 th century monuments, the Martyrs' Monument, Covenanters' prison and memorial to Greyfriars Bobby. South end of George IV Bridge. Special events: year round programme of concerts and lectures.

Old Saint Paul's Scottish Episcopal Church. Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. The hidden gem of the Old Town. Dating from 1905, Hay & Henderson. Entrances in Carruber's Close and Jeffrey Street give little clue to the splendour within. Historic Episcopal church with Jacobite past has magnificent furnishings. A living church with daily worship and a prayerful atmosphere.

Priestfield Parish Church is the local Parish church for the Edinburgh University’s Pollock Halls of Residence. Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, Scotland. Built in 1877, Sutherland & Walker, in the Italian Lombardic style. Beautiful stained glass windows designed by three young artists in 1921. Other features of note are the handsome pulpit and organ gallery and a most unusual baptismal font.

Queensferry Parish Church, The Loan, South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, Scotland. Well used and well loved burgh church, built in 1894 and extended in 1993. Welcomers on duty. Access to historic graveyard, 1635 - early 20th century, can be arranged in advance. Centre of village.

St Andrew’s and St George’s Church, George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. This beautiful eliptical church with its delicate spire has been described as the architectural gem of the New Town. Built in 1784, designed by Major Andrew Frazer. At the east end of George Street and one block north of Princes Street.

St Barnabas Episcopal Church. 4 Moredun Park View, Edinburgh, Scotland. Small modern church in housing scheme. Interesting tapestry. Welcomers on duty. Moredun Scheme is between A7 and A772 on south side of city.

St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Scotland. The present church, the seventh on the site, is 100 years old, 1895 by Hippolyte Blanc retaining the 1790 spire. Tradition has it that St Cuthbert had a cell Church here. If so, Christian worship has taken place here for 1300 years. Furnishings include scroll topped and
Renaissance style stalls, marble communion table, murals and stained glass window by Tiffany.  Interesting graveyard, with many famous names, is an oasis in the centre of the city.

St Cuthbert's Parish Church Dalmeny, Main Street, Dalmeny, Near South Queensferry and Edinburgh, Scotland. The most complete example of Romanesque architecture in Scotland. Dates from c. 1130. Dalmeny Parish Church Photographs.

St George's West Church centre is a welcoming environment offering Christian worship. Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, Scotland. Designed by David Bryce, 1869, with campanile by Sir R. Rowand Anderson 1881. Special features are the rose window and the pulpit. Woodwork excellent, mainly original. The organ by Thomas Lewis, 1897. The first organist was Alfred Hollins, famous blind organist and composer (1897-1942).

St Giles' Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh, Scotland. With its famed crown spire it stands on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle (Scotland's chivalric company of knights headed by the Queen).

St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland. Neo-Gothic grandeur in the classical New Town.

The Church of St John the Evangelist, or St John's. Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. Designed by William Burn. 1817. Notably good stained glass. Undercroft includes a cafe restaurant, Christian Bookshop (multi-denominational), One World Shop, and Peace and justice Centre. At the foot of Lothian Road and opposite the Caledonian Hotel.

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