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St Ninian’s Chapel
Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway
St Ninian's Chapel, Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

These are photographs of St Ninian’s original stone chapel on the Isle of Whithorn (now a peninsula) at the southern limits of Scotland.

St Ninian was one of the first people to bring Christianity to Scotland, well over 100 years before Columba.

St Ninian built a church, spread Christianity and then died in around 432; Columba was born around 521, over 90 years later.

Many think that it was Ninian who took Christianity to Ireland. Feel free to discuss it amongst yourselves.


St Ninian's Chapel, Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

From ground level the village is hidden from the chapel and vice-versa.

The only way to show them both together is from the air.

From these photographs you can easily see the contours of the ground which hide the chapel from view from the north.


St Ninian's Chapel, Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

In late afternoon light with the last of the tourists.


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