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View of Dunkeld

View of Dunkeld

Artist: Williams, Hugh William

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1813

Shelfmark: Ktop L

Item number: 75.b

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Dunkeld Cathedral in Scotland. Standing on the banks of the River Tay and on one of the main passages from Lowland into Highland Scotland the Cathedral was strategically very important. St Columba established a Christian community here in the 7th century and then in the 9th century Dunkeld was made head of the Celtic Church by Kenneth MacAlpine. Dunkeld cathedral thrived until it was destroyed during the Reformation of the 16th century. For a time the choir of the cathedral was used as a local parish church however it was attacked by Jacobite forces in 1689 and was burnt to the ground.

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