Welcome to the Abernethy Old Kirk Association website
2009 – The Abernethy Old Kirk Association (known as AOKA) formed when the Church of Scotland Trustees indicated that the Old Kirk was no longer required and would be sold.
2010 – AOKA became a private company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. It exists for the benefit of the community – near and far. The Directors are all volunteers and bring various life skills to the project.
2011 – On the 28th April the Old Kirk was purchased from the Church of Scotland for £1000; a further £500 was raised to pay for the Church of Scotland legal fees; a special thank you to Dundas & Wilson for their free legal services.
2012-2013 – The exterior renovation work was carried out; both gables harled and stonework pointed with lime mortar. Roof, guttering, doors and windows repaired and electrics upgraded. Grateful thanks are given to our Funders – the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Cairngorm National Park Leader grant, Awards for All and the Ward Discretionary Budget. We would also like to thank all our donors, supporters and volunteers; the project depends on their generosity, help and support.
The Old Kirk, owned and managed by the community, has now become a great asset to Nethy Bridge with the building now used and available for weddings, funerals and occasional worship for any Christian denomination. Regular exhibitions, talks and concerts, with free entry, are held throughout the spring and summer making the Kirk accessible to all; please check our “What’s On” page listing this year’s events.
Our genealogy archive is continually updated and has been a great resource for locals and others researching their family trees. We are always grateful to receive any information, photographs, anecdotes or memorabilia which we can use to record the rich history of Abernethy.
Gallery – Please browse through our photographs, if you have any to add, please register, this will enable you to upload your images.