The church of Nigg
was opened for public worship on 7th June 1829. Located originally in
the county of Kincardine, serving the Presbytery of Aberdeen. Today the
church and grounds are sandwiched between two main roads within a busy
industrial estate to the south of Aberdeen.
Despite this it is largely a quiet and peaceful place. The graveyard has
one modern extension at the top of which is a war memorial commemorating
those lost from the parish of Nigg. A number of the graves represent the last resting
place of many of the local fishers. See my book 'Fisherfolk to Torryfolk'
for more details.
The church building has recently
been closed and sold. However at the moment the future of the graveyard
seems secure for future generations to enjoy.
Access to the church is via Wellington Road (north
going) turning off at Nigg Kirk Road. Once there parking is easy and you
can stop just outside the front of the church.
An often overlooked graveyard which is well worth a visit for this
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