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Cathedral of St Marchar was named after a disciple of St Columba and the initial site was set up in around 580AD. In the 1130’s it was named a Cathedral and underwent extensive restoration in the 13th Century under Bishop Cheyne and saw Sir William Wallace hung, drawn and quartered. His dismembered body was sent to different parts of Scotland but some say that his left arm was interred within the walls of St. Machar’s.
After the war of independence construction continued under Bishop Alexander Kinnimund (1355-80) and Bishop William Elphinstone (1431-1514). The nave and towers on the west – which form the modern church were only one part. To the east of the nave, there was a crossing which had one large central tower. There was also a choir to its east and transepts pointing north and south. In 1520 a ceiling of panelled oak bearing 48 heraldic shields was commissioned by Bishop Gavin Dunbar (1518-1532).
It was finally complete in 1530.
Cathedral of St Machar Weather Forecast
Light rain on Sunday through Wednesday, with temperatures falling to 12°C on Thursday.Clear throughout the day.Today's Forecast
12->190% 2% 5 mph
4:32 am 9:41 pmClear throughout the day.Friday, May 26th
12->180% 7% 10 mph
4:31 am 9:42 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, May 27th
11->154% 49% 11 mph
4:29 am 9:44 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Sunday, May 28th
11->1659% 57% 8 mph
4:28 am 9:46 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, May 29th
10->130% 58% 3 mph
4:26 am 9:47 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Tuesday, May 30th
9->1359% 66% 6 mph
4:25 am 9:49 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
9->1354% 59% 2 mph
4:24 am 9:50 pmClear throughout the day.Thursday, Jun 1st
9->122% 12% 10 mph
4:23 am 9:52 pm
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