Following a media report about the Old High Church, the Minister, the Rev Peter W Nimmo, has issued a statement:
Old High St Stephens’ congregation has been very grateful for the coverage in the media given to our attempts to secure the future of the Old High Church.
However, a media report has today appeared suggesting that we have been receiving a large number of donations. This is not the case.
Although the local community and various bodies have offered support, the support we have been receiving has not, yet, been financial.
The support at this stage is from many people and organisations who have stated that they are willing to work with us to ensure a future for the Old High.
We are having many positive conversations, in which it is apparent that people understand the importance to the city of the Old High building, with many good ideas being suggested to help resolve the situation.
We are very grateful for the moral support from throughout community. That goodwill is also an encouragement to me and the congregation.
Although it is early days, I am hopeful that, eventually, with the support of partners in the city, we will be able to secure the future of the Old High Church as a place of worship and an important landmark in our city.
Rev Peter W Nimmo, minister of Old High St Stephen’s Church of Scotland, Inverness.