Tour Scotland Video Interior Of Greyfriars Tolbooth And Highland Kirk Edinburgh

Tour Scotland video of the interior of Greyfriars Tolbooth Kirk on ancestry visit to Edinburgh, Scotland. Greyfriars Kirk, today Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk, is a parish kirk of the Church of Scotland in central Edinburgh. The kirk stands on the site of a pre Reformation establishment of the Franciscan order, the " Grey Friars ". Greyfriars Kirk has an important place in the history of the Scottish Covenanters. In 1638 the National Covenant was presented and signed in front of the pulpit. In 1679, some 1,200 Covenanters were imprisoned in the Kirkyard pending trial. Given the depopulation of Edinburgh's Old Town in the early part of the 20th century, many neighbouring church buildings were closed and their congregations united with Greyfriars, including the New North Church and Lady Yester's Church. In 1979 the congregation united with the former Highland Tolbooth St John's Church on the Royal Mile.

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