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By Alistair Whitfield

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Susan Begg took this photo of Finechty Harbour on Tuesday evening.

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The church in Findochty opened in the year 1863 after being built at a cost of £500.

Overlooking the harbour, it acted as an important landmark to fishermen and sailors.

Indeed, before its bell was installed, the congregation was called to worship by the sound of a fog horn.

A contemporary description stated the church was: "Neat and commodious with little pretension to ornament, but very comfortable and it supplies a want, long felt by the thriving and prosperous people of Findochty."

A union with the established Church of Scotland was finally approved in 1929.

Along with various lay preachers the church has had 14 ministers to date, the longest serving being the Rev John Wesley McKee who carried out the role for 38 years from 1887 to 1925.

If you have any photos of Moray that you're happy to share, send them to alistair.whitfield@hnmedia.co.uk


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