Ukrainian POW Chapel

Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

Muirhill, Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway, DG11

    Step inside to see what lies hidden behind the outer walls of this relatively unassuming pre-war building.

    This is the first Ukrainian chapel of its kind in Scotland and is still in use to this day.  After the Second World War, Ukrainian POWs could not return to the Soviet Union for fear of reprisals by the Communist authorities. The Ukrainian POW's quickly adjusted to life in the local community and the landowner at the time was Sir John Buchanan Jardine kindly donated one of the huts to the Ukrainians so that they could use it as a chapel. At first the chapel was very plain but with a lot of hard work and devotion, the simple timber and plaster board chapel was transformed and decorated to become the inspirational place it is today.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Special Requirements

    • School Groups Welcome

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