Welcome to the Tarbert Church of Scotland website! We are located in the Isle of Harris, one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland.
Fàilte gu larach lìn Eaglais na H-Alba air an Tairbeart. The sinn suidhichte ann an Eilean na Hearadh, àite cho breagha’s a tha ’n Alba.
We serve a large and scattered parish in North Harris. A community of many small villages and townships situated in some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery, ranging from mountains, moors and lochs to award-winning beaches.
We hope you enjoy browsing the site and that these pages will give you a taste of what’s going on in our church, as well as who we are and what we do.
UPDATED 15th SEPTEMBER
The Church of Scotland’s COVID-19 Task Group published the latest guidance based on Scottish Government regulations on Friday, 10th September. The limits on church capacity and distancing have now been removed. However, the Task Group are still advising congregations to stick to one metre distancing at the moment.
At our Management Committee meeting last night, we decided that we will continue to have one-metre social distancing in our church at present.
The wearing of masks, even when singing, is still mandatory, and we will continue to ask people for contact details on entering the church. Although we acknowledge that it is difficult, we are strongly encouraged to avoid handshakes at the church. Due to the restrictions on hospitality we will not be able to offer after-church tea and coffee for the foreseeable future.
That said, we are very thankful to God that restrictions have eased sufficiently to allow a good number to return to church, and the Kirk Session and Management Committee have been encouraged with the numbers returning to our in-person services, and well as a several who still join the Livestream of the services.
We would like to thank you very much indeed for all of your help, support and patience during this difficult time .