Map and directions to St James’ Church, Lossiemouth
Note that the correct postal address for the Church is St James’ Church of Scotland, Prospect Terrace, Lossiemouth IV31 6JS
(i.e. it is not “Coulardhill” – we’re currently trying to get Google to correct Google Maps – see below – as regards postal address, though the red pin position in the map below is fairly accurate).
How to find us – Getting to St James’ Church Lossiemouth
St James’ Church of Scotland, Lossiemouth, is situated on Prospect Terrace, which runs along the south side of Coulardhill. On the approach from Elgin, the church’s pointed spire is a prominent feature on the skyline, to the east (right) of the red roof of the town’s other Church of Scotland, St Gerardine’s High Church.
Travel by car
Approaching from Elgin, you arrive in Lossiemouth on the A941. Passing the 30mph limit, you are on Elgin Road and you follow that road past the playing fields on the left. As the A941 turns sharply right, to become Clifton Road, take the road (School Brae) going steeply uphill on the left (see bottom left corner of above map). The church straight ahead of you up School Brae is St Gerardine’s and, as you reach that church, School Brae bends to the left. You need to make a right turn into Prospect Terrace (which is the road on the level, not going downhill), after which St James’ Church soon comes into view on the left. There are views to the right over the mouth of the River Lossie (the blue area at the right of the above map), the East Beach and, in the distance, Buckie and the Bin of Cullen (the prominent hill on the eastern skyline).
Approaching from Hopeman / Burghead, keep straight on until you see (simultaneously) Moray Golf Club clubhouse on the left and the Stotfield Hotel on the right. Make a right turn immediately after the Stotfield, into St Gerardine’s Road. Follow that road up the hill and over the brow of the hill, at which point St Gerardine’s High Church comes into view on the left. You need to turn left immediately after the church into Prospect Terrace (which is the road which stays on the level, not going downhill), after which St James’ Church soon comes into view on the left.
Travel by bus
Lossiemouth is served by Stagecoach Bluebird’s services 33A and 33C from Elgin Bus Station. Buses come into Lossiemouth and leave via the A941. Within the town, buses follow a circular route (“A” stands for anti-clockwise and “C” for clockwise). This route does not take the bus directly past the Church. The closest bus stop to the Church is on Clifton Road, opposite Queen’s Lane. However, this requires a steep climb up to Prospect Terrace. A gentler uphill approach is from James Square, via Kinneddar Street and Lesmurdie Place.
There is on-street parking on the north side of Prospect Terrace to the east and west of the church. If this area is full up, the best option is King Street, between Dunbar Street and Prospect Terrace, which is to the east of the church.
The area immediately in front of the Church is always coned off before morning services to allow easy access. A disabled ramp is available to facilitate wheelchair access via the door at the foot of the spire and the church has specially widened areas among the pews specifically for wheelchair users.