Coming soon! We are currently working on a new booklet of stories, true and fictional, all connected with Kirkmichael. Some of the spookiest tales by Hugh Miller, the personal stories of some of the families associated with Kirkmichael and local incidents like the Resolis Riots, sprinkled with contributions from pupils of Resolis, Cromarty and Tore Primary Schools and Fortrose Academy. Plus a detailed Guide to Kirkmichael, the story of Cullicudden and the ups and downs of our project to rescue Kirkmichael. The marvellous medieval ornate stones of Kirkmichael and Cullicudden in a Scottish context. And much more!
Our public launch at the end of April. We'll tell you all about it closer to the time.
This is really exciting. Complementing our medieval stone display in the nave at Kirkmichael will be two “as-new” carved stones by David Linday and Richard Groom, of award-winning Stoneworks, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other partners. The two stones they will be carving as they looked six hundred years ago are two rather sad, worn, broken and many-times used ornate stones in Cullicudden. They would originally have been laid inside the church at Cullicudden, but, following the Reformation, when the lairds were no longer allowed to be buried inside the church, they were re-used several times over in the kirkyard until so badly worn and damaged that the patterns are almost gone.
But they will live again! David and Richard will be organising with our support opportunities for you to engage in the process of rediscovering these disappearing art works. Watch their progress on Facebook and on their Stone-carvers’ Story!.
When the builders are off site in the next few weeks, we will be moving back in to cut ivy and catch up on tidying up. We do this on some Saturday mornings, weather permitting. If you would like to get involved, contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook at www.facebook/kirkmichael or simply click our direct email here.
Tales from Kirkmichael
Kirkmichael Work Parties
Broken, worn, defaced
but about to come to life again