The followers of St Columba arrived in Dunkeld in the 5th century long before there were any buildings here. The place itself, sitting at the confluence of two rivers, where the Braan joins the Tay, was recognised as a sacred place by the native Picts who lived in this area. St Columba’s followers brought the light that is Christ and his message, and overtime the ancient superstitions were replaced by Christianity. Thus began a new chapter in the life of Dunkeld and Scotland that continues to this day in vibrant Church community that calls Dunkeld Cathedral its home, and continues to live out Christ’s message in the surrounding communities of Dunkeld, Birnam and beyond.
In recognising this special place, members of the Church community have composed a series of reflections that introduce you to Dunkeld Cathedral, celebrating both the building, its ancient history, and recognise the many pilgrims who have gather here over the centuries and the living faith that we enjoy today.
The reflections take the form of a tour of the grounds and the building. Feel free to explore whilst you are visiting the Cathedral, or you can use them here online with the accompanying photos.
To join the tour click on the button below.Start Spiritual Reflections Tour
Each page links you to the next step in the tour.
Alternatively, you can select a particular talk using the links below. The entire tour takes about 15 minutes.
The East Window