I could not resist a close up of the clock and ornate base to the spire at St. Andrew’s and St. George’s West Church. I later learned the historic event that occurred under this roofline. This was the site of the Disruption of 1843 when a heated debate over church and state broke out among 450 ministers attending the General Assembly. The resulting polarization led to a schism and the formation of the Free Church of Scotland. This separate denomination existed until 1900 when they merged with the United Presbyterian Church and collectively became the United Free Church of Scotland.