Cromarty East Church. SRCT.

Welcome to East Church, Cromarty 

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This beautiful and fascinating church lies in the 18th century town of Cromarty in the Highlands of Scotland.

Follow this link to find out more about our beautifully written and designed East Church guide book.

Download the East Church leaflet

The church is in the charge of the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust (SRCT) and was the inspiration behind the setting up of the Trust in 1996.  The SRCT preserves places of worship of outstanding national importance which are no longer used for religious purposes, and safeguards them for current and future generations.

East Church, Cromarty painted pewSince taking ownership of the East Church in 1998 the SRCT has worked with local people to secure the long-term future of the building through re-establishing it at the heart of the community.  Decay and damp threatened the survival of the church, but its plight came to the attention of the nation in 2006 when it was a finalist in the BBC ‘Restoration Village’ series.

Funding success followed in 2007 when the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a major grant towards the £1.3 million project. Historic Scotland and The Highland Council were also major funders.

East Church, Cromarty weddingThe church open to the public - including for weddings

 You can  use the website to  brush up on the church’s history and find out what else Cromarty has to offer.


Support the work of the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust

Make an online donation through PayPal and become a Friend of the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust and East Church, Cromarty.


East Church guide book now available.

Find out more by following this link. You can buy a copy for £7.50 (inc p&p) by using the paypal button below or sending a cheque made out to 'SRCT' to 51 Church St, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, IV11 8XA.

Thanks for the photos on this site go to: Iain Sarjeant , Caroline Vawdrey and Calum Davidson 

Take a look at Calum's fine East Church photographs on his flickr website

Thanks for funding go to:heritage lottery fund logo


historic scotland logo

the highland council logo




  • The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme pilgrim trust logo
  • The Scottish Churches Architectural Heritage Trust
  • The Cromarty Trust
  • The Pilgrim Trust
  • The Idlewild Trust
  • The Restoration Fund
  • The Strathmartine Trust architectural heritage fund logo
  • The Hunter Archaeological & Historical Trust
  • Allchurches Trust
  • Donations from members of the public     


The Scottish Redundant Churches Trust (SRCT) is a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in Scotland SC162884. Scottish Charity No. SC024407.

Registered Office: 15 North Bank Street, EDINBURGH, EH1 2LP

T: 0131 563 5135  M: 07780 68296

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