THE HISTORY OF Moray’s most sacred landmark is to be explored during a talk by a senior churchman in Elgin this week.
The Bishop of Aberdeen, Hugh Gilbert, is to deliver a talk on the fascinating past of Pluscarden Abbey – and share his thoughts for the future of the site as a major tourist attraction in Moray.
Bishop Gilbert recently presided over the rededication of the historic church at Pluscarden – which is well known to him as he served as its Abbot from 1992 until 2011. The rededication mass was the first held in the church for over 600 years and marked its return to use as a holy building.
When he arrives at the Elgin Museum tomorrow he will deliver his talk as part of Elgin’s ‘Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere’ heritage trail project, which is led by Jim Royan.
Mr Royan said: “Pluscarden Abbey is a very significant visitor experience and with its ambitious plans for further restoration it is also becoming a unique attraction for the area.”
Admission is free to the talk which will take place at 7.30pm on Friday evening.