Greyfriars Church

Having developed from the oldest place of worship within Dumfries, the present Gothic Revival church was built in 1868, on the site of a previous church and close to the original Greyfriars monastery.[1] Greyfriars Church has long been the site for the town’s Christmas tree. Up until at least the new millennium, and perhaps until recent years, the tree in Dumfries was a gift from the people of Norway. Apparently Christmas cards are still exchanged, however![2]

[1] Canmore, ‘Dumfries, Greyfriars Church’ [accessed 8.3.2017] <https://canmore.org.uk/site/65553/dumfries-greyfriars-church>

[2] Isabelle C. Gow, Nithsdale at War (Catrine: Stenlake, 2011), p.67

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