Dumfries and Galloway Stained Glass

a site to show some of the great stained glass you can find in Dumfries and Galloway

About this site

I have a number of photos that I have taken of stained glass around Dumfries and Galloway so created this site as a way of sharing these great works of art with others.  The best way to view these is to go to the photos page, select the folder you want and then view as slideshow.

For those with an interest in stained glass, check out the Scottish Stained Glass Symposium (see links page).

 Some of these windows are also War Memorials and for these you can find more information at the Scottish War Memorials Project (also on links page).

I hope the adverts are acceptable, it's what pays for this free site.

If you would like a high res copy of any of my photographs, you can contact me via the Scottish War Memorials Project where I post as 'spoons' - Paul Goodwin (St John's Town of Dalry).

Info and advice

I find the best way to take pictures of stained glass is with a decent camera (without flash) and chose a day which is bright but without direct sunshine - i.e. slightly cloudy.  You might need to check that the window is fully lit, chose the time of day where the available light falls evenly across the window without leaving a shadow.

If you are concerned about the condition or future of a window, please contact the Scottish Stained Glass Symposium and if it is a war memorial also contact the War Memorials Trust.  Contact details for both organisations is on the links page.

The Windows

The Photos section of this site has a folder for each building and the following notes refer to the folders:

Buittle Church - this church is now closed and is to be sold, it contains a War Memorial window by the renowned artist Douglas Strachan, its future is uncertain, location is near Dalbeattie

Castle Douglas St Johns - this former Roman Catholic church is now privately owned and its future is uncertain

Dumfries Infirmary - the older window was transferred from the previous infirmary building and is in a lightbox in the corridor near outpatients whereas the newer windows are in the chapel

Dumfries Ewart Library - the window is in the stairwell of the public library for Dumfries

Dumfries St Joseph's School Chapel - this war memorial window is inside the school chapel, the chapel itself is also a memorial

Kirkconnel Church - there is a fine set of windows in this church

Kirkcudbright Greyfriars Church - various windows of this episcopal church

Kirkcudbright St Andrews and St Cuthberts - some old and some new in this Roman Catholic church

Stranraer High Kirk - contains two WW1 memorial windows, this church was formerly Sheuchan Parish Church

Stranraer Old Parish Church - this is now the Holy Ground Community Church and has a fine collection of stained glass

Waterbeck Church - the fine three light window is a war memorial

Westerkirk Church - a couple of older windows and a great set of 12 new windows in this church.  The story I heard is that the artist was 'obliged' to produce a test piece so be sure to ask to visit the belfry to see the window with the bat!

Whithorn St Ninians Priory - two fine windows in this historical building