Restoration Project

In 2017, the Cathedral embarked on a major restoration programme. Passers by may have noticed that the Cathedral was shrouded in scaffolding for most of the year through to spring 2018. During this period we had skilled workers replacing all the original lead work in our gutters and drains from the top of the roof down. The entire slate roof has been replaced and our steeple been repaired and repainted with gold leaf to retake its position as a shining beacon on the Perth skyline.
Since June 2018, our focus changed from the exterior to the interior. Unfortunately this meant the closure of the Cathedral for all services and visitors whilst major internal repairs and decoration was carried out. This was no mean feat with extensive scaffolding required to enable access to our tall ceilings and the protection of many features including our organ.
During our closure, we decanted all our worship into our Chapter House. The interior programme of works was be completed in time to enable the installation service for our new bishop elect on 20th October.
Other interior areas including our Choir Vestry, office, the Provost's study, the Chapter House and cloisters were also painted and we hope you will see a difference when you visit.
We are very grateful to have received assistance for this work from the following organisations: All Churches Trust; Baird Trust; Forteviot Trust; Heritage Lottery Fund; Historic Environment Scotland; Perth Common Good Fund; PF Charitable Trust; Scottish Landfill Communities Fund and many private donors. We have also received great guidance from architects Crighton Lang, Willis + Galloway.
We continue to look forward to welcoming visitors and worshippers to the magnificent Perth Cathedral now all the works have been completed.
Like all historic buildings, we will need to continue to protect and conserve our building so already plans are being made for future restoration works that will be required on the stonework and our lovely stained glass windows. If you wish to contribute to these works please visit out Just Giving Page or email our Treasurer- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More information about the restoration

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Photos during the Restoration