The Life of St Machar (for home educators)

The and times of the sixth century founder of St Machar’s Cathedral Church in Aberdeen

Explore the life and times of the sixth century founder of the St Machar Cathedral in Aberdeen through research, stories, timelines, games and art in the Who was St Machar? Activity Pack.

Activities are suitable for home educators, and children from 6 years upwards (Curriculum for Excellence Levels 1 and 2).

Choose from Activity ideas, wordsearches, colouring

Further resources

Further resources on our website featuring history, heritage and natural world in and around the Cathedral include:

  • Scenes of nature around St Machar’s Cathedral, including one of 48 shields high up on the ceiling inside the cathedral, inspired these Dot-to-Dots


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