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TRON KIRK

This Kirk came about during the ‘Bishops War’ in the 17th century after Charles I tried to impose an episcopal structure onto the Scottish Church and turned the High Kirk into St. Giles Cathedral by making it the seat of the Bishop of Edinburgh.

In retaliation the congregation of the High Kirk commissioned a new church to be built just along the road.

Started in 1636 it was completed in 1647. The original wooden spire was replaced in 1829 after it was destroyed by a fire, but inside you can still see the original hammerbeam roofing.

The Tron, which got its name due to the weighing scales which were housed here well into the 18th century, no longer serves its purpose as a kirk but is used instead as a visitor information centre during the tourist season.



The Tron was the original meeting point
for Hogmanay Celebrations


 
 

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