Monday, 8 June 2009


As with most rural villages, the hub of the community tends to be the local pub or hotel. Drumlithie is known locally as 'Skite' ....... no idea why.

The neighbouring village, Glenbervie is notable as the final resting place of the great grandparents of Robert Burns. They farmed on the braes of Brawliemuir and it was from the farm of Clochnahill just off the main Laurenckirk to Stonehaven road that Burns father left the howe to seek a better livelihood.

I was surprised when I came across this Church. I didn't realise it had been converted into a house until I got round this side. The only giveaway at the side was the inclusion of a modern style door, but all the original stonework remains in place.
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  1. I once saw a home that had once been a church and what an excellent place it was. I wonder what that place looks like... I was trying to see through that door but someone in a Dundee FC shirt (wild guess) is blocking the view.

  2. Ha! Never noticed that. Very eagle eyed of you. It's close to a Dundee F.C. shirt but not quite.
    Love the way they've done the extension to match the original brickwork and roof. Bet it's amazing inside.

  3. Well that is very interesting. We have lot's of old churches that are converted into houses here in New England. I always think it would be a neat place to live.

  4. Great post and photos, as always, Neil. Interesting, the church turned into a house! Lovely old building! Interesting look at a slice of your world, thanks for sharing!

  5. Love the pub. Makes me thirsty for a pint.

    That church must be interesting on the inside, too.

  6. Interesting to see what your part of the world looks like! You are my neighbor on the sign in page today!

  7. enjoy visiting your've always something interesting and your photographs are always top notch.
    have a great week.

  8. I have always wanted to live in an old church, the only problem would be the fact that built so long ago it would not have a damp course :)