Arisaig, former parish, Arisaig & Moidart

Grid reference

NM 658 869 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

165800 786900







Nearby places

St Mary's Church, Arisaig & Moidart (0 miles)

St Maelrubha's Chapel, Arisaig & Moidart (0 miles)

Kilmary, settlement Arisaig & Moidart (0.06 miles)

Cnoc Pheadair, Arisaig & Moidart (0.14 miles)

Cille Chuimein, eccles., Glenelg (4.38 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (non-extant in 1975)

Relationships with other parishes

Within Ardnamurchan, parish (formerly)

Within Arisaig & Moidart, modern parish

Relationships with other places

Contains St Maelrubha's Chapel, Arisaig & Moidart

Parish details

Arisaig, for a while after the Reformation part of Ardnamurchan, now part of Arisaig & Moidart AMT

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese


Parish notes

Arisaig, now part of Arisaig and Moidart AMT, was known also as Kilmolroy in Arasaig, the church was united to that of St Congan of Knoydart by the early 16th c., it apparently having been so before 1427 (RSS i no.1338; CSSR ii, 180-1). Attempts have been made to identify this church with that of Moidart since the lands of Modworthe and Knodworthe with donation of the church were granted temp. Robert I to Roderick, son of Alan (OPS ii pt1 200). Nevertheless it is clear that this cannot be so, as at the Reformation, Moidart is to be clearly distinguished from the united church, whose patronage then lay with the crown. It remained an independent parsonage, quarter of whose teinds pertained to the bishops of Argyll, while [the major part of] that of Moidart pertained to Iona, while Moidart's residual parsonage fruits rested either with the bishop of Argyll or that ofthe Isles. See OPS for more details. Cowan 1967, 7 & 148.