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Clan Gunn Heritage Centre and Museum

Clan Gunn Centre, in 18th C. Historic Church, Latheron
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Clan Gunn Centre, in 18th C. Historic Church, Latheron

The Clan Gunn Heritage Centre and Museum occupies the former Parish Church in Latheron, Highland Council Area and is dedicated to the Clan Gunn, one of Scotland's oldest clans. Opening during the summer months, exhibits highlight the clan's Norse origins through to the present day. The centre is also home to the most comprehensive record of Clan Gunn genealogy in the world.

The white-rendered church was built in 1735-38 on the site of an earlier place of worship, with a northern extension added in 1822, giving it a T-plan. Above the end-gable of this extension, which incorporates the entrance, is an unusual domed bell-tower. This is the burial place of the Sinclairs of Dunbeath, and the churchyard has some interesting monuments. The church was given to the Clan Gunn Society in 1974 and opened to the public as a heritage centre in 1985.

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