The Church of the Holy Rude is the second oldest building in Stirling after the castle and dates its existence back to the reign of David 1 (1124 - 1153) as the parish church of Stirling.

Because of its close links with the castle, the church always had the close support and patronage of the Stuart kings, especially in the 15th, 16th and early 17th centuries, and is reputed to be the only church in the United Kingdom other than Westminster Abbey to have held a coronation and still be a living church today.

The coronation of James VI (1567 - 1625) is an important part of the history of the nation of Scotland, of the United Kingdom and of the Reformation.

 

 

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