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30 April 1997:  The east window, one of five which depict the life of Christ, was made by the Edinburgh firm of Ballantine about 1872.

"In the later 19th century, stained glass began to be put into the windows which had been largely clear or plain since the Reformation. This was a radical move in a Presbyterian church where such decorations were regarded with great suspicion. They were finally allowed on the basis that they illustrated Bible stories and were as such an aid to teaching, and not flippant decoration, or worse still perceived idolatry."