Old Parish Church

The church had its origins in Pictish times at St Brigids Well on Gretna Hill. By the 16th century the church at Reinpatrick, or the Red Kirk, had fallen into decay and was joined to the Parish of Graitney. The parishes of Gretna and Redkirk were united in 1609.

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