Historic Scotland

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Overview

Imagine the monastic life at a church founded on one of the earliest Christian sites in Scotland.

St Blane’s Church has its roots in a monastery founded here in the AD 500s. This was the home of St Blane – ‘fair Blaan of Ceen Garad (Kingarth)’ – who may have been buried here on his death.

The structures on this site belong to two eras: that early Christian monastery, abandoned during Viking raids around AD 790, and a later parish church, built in the 1100s and in use until the Protestant Reformation of 1560.