Duthil - Dores Free Church of Scotland (Continuing)

In Duthil a Free Church congregation was formed in 1843 and a minister called. The congregation had to worship for the first winter in the open air and the minister's health broke down. Although a church was built in 1851 it was 1859 before another minister was settled. The charge was vacant in 1900 but the people who remained in the Free Church were able to call the Rev Duncan MacDonald in 1910.

In Moy the minister and the people 'came out' in 1843. The Rev (later Dr) Donald MacLean, minister from 1897 to 1905, was one of the 26 ministers who continued in the Free Church after the Union of 1900.

Duthil and Moy were consolidated into one charge in 1951.
In Dores almost the entire population adhered to the Free Church in 1843 and the charge was sanctioned in 1845, a church and manse built and a minister settled in 1847. A second church (Bona) was built on the north side of the Ness.

In Stratherrick practically all the people joined the Free Church in 1843 and a minister was settled and a church erected in 1844. In 1900 the minister entered the Union.

In Daviot a church was built for accommodating the adherents of the Free Church and the Rev Archibald Cook (brother of Finlay) was settled there in 1844. The minister in 1900, the Rev Roderick Finlayson was one of the 26 who continued the Free Church. Stratherrick and Daviot were joined in 1932.

Duthil and Moy was consolidated with Stratherrick, Daviot and Dores in 1972 and became known as Duthil-Dores.



Sabbath Worship

Tomatin (near Findhorn Bridge) 12.30pm and 6.30pm.

Dores (new building in centre of village
10.30am and 4.15pm

Sabbath School
Dores 4.15pm

Prayer Meetings

Wednesday 7.30pm at Dores


Dores, 1st Sabbath in April;
, 2nd Sabbath in June.

Other Information

Tel:- 01808 511777.


Rev John MacLeod MA
Free Church Manse,
Tomatin, Inverness-shire, IV13 7XY.
Tel: 01808 511294;
Email: johnmacleodtomatin@fccontinuing.org

Session Clerk

Mr Alistair MacKintosh,
Erchite Farm,
Dores, Inverness, IV1 2TX.
Tel: 01463 751246

Clerk to Deacons Court & Congregational Treasurer

Mr John D Campbell,
23 Culduthel Park,
Inverness, IV2 4RU.
Tel: 01463 717881.

Sabbath School Superintendent

Mrs Mary MacLeod,
Free Church Manse,
Tomatin, Inverness-shire, IV13 7XY.
Tel: 01808 511294

Email: johnmacleodtomatin@fccontinuing.org