Kirk came about during the Bishops War in the
17th century after Charles I tried to impose an episcopal
structure onto the Scottish Church and turned the High Kirk
into St. Giles Cathedral by making it the seat of the Bishop
retaliation the congregation of the High Kirk commissioned
a new church to be built just along the road.
Started in 1636 it was completed in 1647. The original wooden
spire was replaced in 1829 after it was destroyed by a fire,
but inside you can still see the original hammerbeam roofing.
Tron, which got its name due to the weighing scales which
were housed here well into the 18th century, no longer serves
its purpose as a kirk but is used instead as a visitor
information centre during the tourist season.
Tron was the original meeting point
for Hogmanay Celebrations