Closed and sold by the Church of Scotland in the 1980’s, Tibbermore Church came into our care in 2001 when it was transferred from the ownership of the Tibbermore Charitable Trust.
Since then we have maintained the church and made it available for a variety of events including Doors Open Day, concerts, talks and local history presentations. The condition of the building and the lack of power, heating, water and toilets has prevented more extensive use, but the church offers an atmospheric space with great historic character that lends itself to music and performance events on a modest scale.
Having completed work at the East Church in Cromarty we are now progressing new projects, including Tibbermore Church. As part of our project development we are undertaking consultation with the community and other stakeholders in order to better understand their needs, priorities and aspirations. By doing this we will be able to draw up a shortlist of options and to determine which of these will be most appropriate for the historic nature of the building, but also most likely to secure the grants necessary to fund repairs.
We expect that following the initial consultation we will apply to the Architectural Heritage Fund for a Project Viability Grant to assess the options in detail and, again in consultation with the community, to identify a preferred option to take forward.