St Machar's Cathedral aims to raise £100,000 in a bid to repair historic Aberdeen site

A local church is hosting a £100,000 fundraiser to help accommodate its £1.8m restoration project.

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A local church is hosting a £100,000 fundraiser to help accommodate its £1.8m restoration project.

 

St Machar’s Cathedral was built between 1380 to 1520 and is Aberdeen’s oldest building to still be in active use; attracting over 27,000 visitors a year.

 

It is a huge part of Aberdonian history, with some of the remains of William Wallace being held in one of its twin towers.

 

The church also has a 500-year old oak ceiling, 48 heraldic shields among many other important historic features and relics.

 

However, after long-term neglect, the building is going into disrepair.

 

Most of the donations from the fundraiser will be used to help pay for the new roof; which has not been replaced since 1867.

 

 £2,340 has been raised out of the £100,000 target so far. For more information and to donate to the cause go to: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/StMacharRaiseTheRoof.

 

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