Welcome to Skirling. We're a conservation village just inside the border with South Lanarkshire and only a couple of miles from Biggar. Our population of about 160 and the village is centred on the village green, home to the annual Christian Aid Car Boot Sale which attracts a large crowd each year. There are family run farms in and around the village and we also have a lot of residents who commute to local towns as well as Edinburgh and Glasgow. Douglas Davies is the resident artist. We might not have a school or pub in the village but we make up for that by a very well used village hall where a huge variety of activities take part.
The earliest record of a church in Skirling is 1275, near the site of the current war memorial. It is uncertain when the first church was built on the present site but it was virtually rebuilt in 1720 and had extensive renovations in 1891. Most recently the bell tower with its unusual sundial was rebuilt in 2004. There is ironwork by Thomas Hadden on the gates to the graveyard and The Carmichael family plot is flanked by two charming angel sculptures.
Our Kirk is set in a beautiful location overlooking the village and with its small size maintains a warm and bright interior. You will receive a very warm welcome when you come to visit. Coffee is served after the service so don't rush away. We look forward to getting to know you.
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