St Ninians, Glenurquhart, is a modest little church building on the banks of the picturesque Loch Meiklie. It has undergone extensive repairs and conservation works that began in 2015.
On Sunday, it was formally rededicated to its mission, in a service led by Bishop Mark Strange. It was a great opportunity to meet with the clients again and check up on the work that had been undertaken. I was particularly pleased with the restoration of the stained glass. The panels had been set in plastic frames that not only looked awful, they were causing the stained glass to deteriorate. They are now set in new frames that really show them off beautifully.
It was an honour to be a part of the project, particularly due to its historic significance in the life and career of the most celebrated of Highland Architects, Alexander Ross.
There were many other challenges along the way, but the client took the right approach and remained patient and focused on getting the job done to the right quality. The results speak for themselves.
MAAC studio are accredited conservation architects working with traditional buildings throughout the North of Scotland.