Associated Chapels: Raitts Chapel, Lynchat (St Moluag), Kinrara (St Eata), Dunaughton (St Drostan), Belleville St Moluag?)

OS Ref: NH 864093  RCAHMS No: NH80NE 17

Known also as Skeiralloway and Lochalvie. The church is said to have been dedicated to St Drostàn but the present building dates only from 1798. Some ancient records relate to Skeiralloway or Lochalvie and later ones to Alveth. In 1331 the Earl of Moray gave this church, as a gift, to the Cathedral for the support of the Chaplains there. The site is a 'classic' one on the tip of a headland projecting into the loch.

The ancient chapel of St Eata lay within the policies of Kinrara House, the seat of the Gordon Earldom of Kinrara, linked with the Dukes of Lennox and Richmond. The chapel is said to have been visible before the building of the monument to Jane, Duchess of Gordon in 1812.


At present Insh and Alvie parishes are united into one charge.



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