Midlothian’s 100 Objects - Church collection box

A collection box of United Presbyterian Church, Lasswade. Photo: Scran/National Museums Scotland
A collection box of United Presbyterian Church, Lasswade. Photo: Scran/National Museums Scotland

This wooden collection box of the United Presbyterian Church at Lasswade in Midlothian dates from the second half of 19th century.

The box bears the emblem of the United Presbyterian Church and the words ‘Mission Box’. It has a central slot.

Lasswade is one of the most ancient Parishes is Scotland. The present church at Lasswade was opened in 1830 for the Lasswade Congregation in the United Presbyterian Church. In 1929 the U.P. Church united with the Church of Scotland.

Photo: Scran/National Museum Scotland

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