Re: St. Ninians, church or place (Stirling)
St. Ninians is a long-standing settlement which is now a district of the city of Stirling in central Scotland. It is located approximately one mile south of the city centre. It was originally known as Eccles (i.e. 'church'), and may have been a Christian site from an unusually early date (possibly 5th or 6th century). Later called 'St. Ringan's' (a variant of St Ninian's). This church was the administrative centre for churches across the strath of the River Forth.
When you google St. Ninian’s, Stirling, Scotland there are churches by that name as well in that location.
So it is a church and also a place.
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