Laide Chapel

The Chapel of Sand of Udrigil or Laide Chapel, stands in an old churchyard overlooking Gruinard Bay in the village of Laide. Although it is traditionally said to have been erected by St Columba or one of his followers, the character of the building suggests it was built in late medieval times. Sadly the chapel has been neglected over the years and was in danger of falling into the sea. GALE was keen to see work carried out on the ruin in order to prevent further damage, make it safe for the public to visit and save it for future generations to enjoy.

A small committee was formed in conjunction with Gairloch Heritage Society in order to co-ordinate the project and GALE agreed to sit on this committee to help and advise in the work. Early indications suggested that the project could cost in the region of £30,000 and the local community worked hard to raise this sum before it was too late.

Work has now been carried out to stabalise the ruin and the Chapel is now a safe and enjoyable place to visit.

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