According to historical record, this Cathedral was erected in the 13th century under the guidance of St. Gilbert of Moray, the final Scot to be canonized prior to the Protestant Reformation—whose more zealous followers then razed the Cathedral in about 1570. Scottish-born U.S. philanthropist Andrew Carnegie played a role in the Cathedral's eventual restoration and maintenance in the 1800s. Look for the stained-glass windows in memorial to St. Gilbert and the three dedicated to Carnegie's concerns of literacy, peace and music.
By Barry Shelby
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