Highlands & Islands

Highland's ruined historic Kirkmichael mausolea restored

Kirkmichael at Balblair Image copyright Kirkmichael Trust
Image caption Kirkmichael dates back to the Middle Ages

Campaigners who have spent 20 years fighting to save a historic Black Isle church have completed its £750,000 restoration.

Kirkmichael at Balblair dates back to at least the early 1400s and will now house a display of carved stones found in the area.

The building was in a state of collapse and snow caused the last surviving part of its roof to cave in 2013.

It restoration was made possible by a major fundraising effort.

Kirkmichael at Balblair was built in the Middle Ages but fell into disuse in the 18th Century.

Image copyright Kirkmichael Trust
Image caption Kirkmichael was a ruin before it was restored
Image copyright BBC Naidheachdan
Image copyright BBC Naidheachdan
Image copyright BBC Naidheachdan