Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland, North aisle

Postcard of Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland, North aisle. Click to view full image (new window)
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Early Christian Church in Scotland

Window of three trefoil-headed lights arranged in two stages with tracery.

This window depicts Saints from the Early Christian Church in Scotland.

Upper Stage:
St Columba/St. Andrew/St. Cuthbert

Lower Stage:
St. Margaret/St. Giles/ St. David

(each Saint is named in a banner)

‘To the Glory of God and in Memory of/ James Jameson MD FRESE an Elder of the Church/ born at Bowden 1841 died at Edinburgh 1905. ‘

This window was installed in 1905.

James Ballantine and Son: (James: 1808-1877, Alexander: 1841-1906, James: 1878-1940) The founder James, was born in Edinburgh. He was apprenticed to a house-painter as a young man and had few advantages in the way of education. He later campaigned for the education of apprentices beyond the craft/trade they were learning. He also mixed paints as a young man for David Roberts, a scenic artist at the Theatre Royal. He continued by apprenticing in Stained Glass and established his own business (with an partner) in 1837. James was out spoken in leading the Stained Glass design aesthetic in Scotland and was incredibly prolific. His son Alexander took over the firm in 1877, he then trained his son James, who took over the firm in 1906.


Related Records:  
Who: James Ballantine and Son (Firm/Company)
What: Church of Scotland, Memorial Window
Where: High Kirk of Edinburgh
High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
When: 01/07/2012 (photograph taken)
1905 (installed)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-768-021-C
Project Ref:  
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Approx 3 x 1.5m
Subject/Keywords: Early church, Scotland, St Columba, St. Andrew, St. Cuthbert, St. Margaret, St. Giles, St. David, memorial window, male artist
Event: James Jameson (In memory of)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez