Portree Free Church



The Heart of Skye Calendar 2024

Designed by one of our elders Dr Charles Crichton using his own photographs of the area, this calendar was created to raise funds for the congregation’s new building project.

The whole calendar can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

PBFC Calendar 2024

They are available for a donation of £6 plus £3 for postage if required.

To order a calendar contact John Angus Gilles at:

john.gillies@mowi.com or on 07900050473

See bottom of page for payment details.


‘Amazing Grace’ Tartan Scarves and Mugs

On New Year’s Day in 1773 in the town of Olney, the words of the hymn Amazing Grace were read in public for the first time. They had been penned by John Newton, a former slave trader turned minister and abolitionist, whose life had been transformed by the amazing grace of God. The tune that has become synonymous with the hymn is a favourite with pipers across the globe, and the words have become an anthem for the largest ‘Clan’ in the world who, along with John Newton, say:

Amazing grace how sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost, but now I’m found

Was blind but now I see…

The story of God’s amazing grace is told in the colours of this tartan, created in 2023 on the 250th anniversary of the writing of the hymn, to raise funds for our new building project.

Dark Grey – Background of darkness and brokenness

Red – The sacrifice of Jesus

White – Bringing cleansing

Blue – Healing

Green – Leading to change and growth

Gold – Ultimately to glory

Scarves are available to purchase for £25 + £2.50 for postage and mugs for £12 + £3 postage.


If you would like to purchase a scarf or mug, please contact John Angus Gilles at:

john.gillies@mowi.com or on 07900050473


Payment can be made via our just giving page https://www.justgiving.com/portreefreechurch or by BACS to the account below

Sort Code – 82-67-18 

Account Name –Portree and Bracadale Free Church New Building Account

Account Number – 00413162

(If you donate by this method, for acknowledgement of your gift, or if you are willing to Gift Aid your donation, please contact the church Treasurer, Dr Crichton by email: crichtonskye@btinternet.com)