Designed by John Whyte, the High Kirk as it was then, opened it’s doors in 1754, with the Steeple being completed in 1770.
During the construction of the Steeple legend has it that one of the workmen fell to his death. As a tribute his work-mates carved into the cobbles where he fell the outline of his hanky and glasses. When new buildings were being constructed in the late 20th century these cobbles were removed and new outlines were placed further up from the originals. I believe the original cobbles are held at the museum.
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