8. The Priest’s Squint


On your right you will see a small opening in the wall.  This is known as the Hagioscope and enabled the clergy in the Chapter House to see what was happening in the main part of the church.  Such openings were sometimes termed Leper windows or ‘priest’s squints’.  The other side of the opening was blocked off when the memorial to the Duke of Atholl was created in the Chapter House.

On the North Wall, you will see a number of regimental colours.  These are the Scottish Horse Guidons and comprise the Tricoleur, presented to the Scottish Horse in 1918 and the Queen’s Colours and Regimental Colours of the 42nd Royal Highlanders (now known as the Black Watch) which were carried in the Crimea and Indian Mutiny and were laid up in the Cathedral in 1872.

Above the door to the Chapter House Museum there is a memorial to the 8th Duke of Atholl.  Other Atholl memorials are housed in the Chapter House.

Please enter the Chapter House to learn more.