The Rev H M Williamson was at the centre of the 1859 revival, and this church would have been the regional headquarters. The church, Huntly Free Church, is now called Huntly Strathbogie Church of Scotland.
He wrote, 'The desire to pray is somewhat remarkable. I can scarcely tell you the number of prayer meetings. In my own congregation alone about six prayer meetings among the young men, about the same number among the boys, say from 10-14, three or four among the girls and some among the young women. Thirst for prayer is wonderful.'
'When the Lord walked the Land', by K Jeffrey, page 120.