St Mary's
Viewfield Square
IV51 9EU

Tel: 01478 613 227
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Welcome to the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption & St Maolrubha, Isle of Skye.

Parish Priest : Fr. Ronald Campbell

Permanent Deacon : Rev. Anthony Livesey


  • St Mary's, Portree IV51 9HB
  • St Maolrubha's, Broadford IV49 9AA 
  • Parish of St Duthac's, Dornie IV40 8EN

Dornie - Saint Duthac's Catholic Church

An Ancient Centre for Highland Catholicism

St Duthac was born in Tain around 1000 and died in Ireland around 1065.  His feast day is 8 March.

St Duthac's serves a huge area, from Glenelg to Applecross and the whole of Lochalsh and Kintail. 


The building

The first Catholic church on this site was built in 1703.

The present building dates from 1860 and its architect was Joseph A Hansom.  He was for a time in partnership with the architect who designed the Houses of Parliament, Augustus Pugin.

The church is in a simple Gothic style with nave and chancel. The stone reredos has polished granite shafts, while similar columns support the altar. The simplicity continues with the demi-octagonal stone pulpit and braced rafter roof.

The Ordnance Gazetteer for Scotland (1882-1885) mentions St Duthac's in the chapter about Kintail.  It says that it was built in 1861 and had 170 sittings, and was erected by the late Duchess of Leed

There was formerly a nunnery on the south-west side of the chapel but it was demolished early last century but you can see it in the foreground of one of these old pictures.



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