Yetholm kirk has a dark exterior, but a surprisingly light and spacious interior. Part of its attractiveness is created by the four striking stained-glass windows in the chancel area. These windows are usually attributed to James Ballantyne, but Ballantyne was a manufacturer rather than a designer and A Life Illumined makes the case that they are actually the work of William Wilson, Scotland's most famous twentieth-century stained-glass craftsman. Wilson was working as Ballantyne's chief designer at the time and the windows show all the stylistic features of a typical Wilson window.
The windows have been photographed by Andy Smith and the book contains colour images of them both as a whole and in part. One of the aims of the book is to draw attention to the fine detailing of the designs and richness of their colour.
Below. Details of the Yetholm kirk windows. Click on each image to see a larger version. All photographs by Andy Smith.