Standing on an ancient Christian site, the current church was built in 1900-02 to designs by W Dunn and R Watson, the successors to James M MacLaren who redeveloped the village for Sir Donald Currie blending Scottish vernacular with the newly fashionable Arts and Crafts style. The belfry of the old 18th-century church is in an enclosure in the churchyard. The Fortingall Yew, close by the church, is believed to be about 5000 years old.
Fortingall is a small village in highland Perthshire, Scotland, in Glen Lyon. Its nearest sizable neighbours are Aberfeldy and Kenmore. Its Gaelic name is Fartairchill, which may be translated as something like: "Escarpment Church", i.e. "church at the foot of an escarpment or steep slope".