The Whithorn Trust
The Trust is the custodian of the archaeological site at Whithorn, which contains evidence for 1600
years of Scottish history. This includes the earliest evidence for Christian settlement and practice in Scotland, some of its earliest stained glass (8th century) and indications of trade and international
contacts as early as the 5th and 6th centuries, making it Scotland’s earliest town.
We operate guided tours of our Iron Age roundhouse replica, co-manage the Musem of early medieval carved stones (including the Whithorn School of stone cross carving from the Viking era) and operate a museum coffee shop and small shop showcasing local wares.
Partner charities operating on site include a youth training programme through which young people learn scarce and vanishing trades, such as green woodworking, lime plastering, and architectural and archaeological woodworking.