Sign of the Times: Kilbride’s Scheduled Monument Status Signs Go Up

By Liam Griffin Friends of Kilbride are delighted to announce that Historic Environment Scotland(HES) have amended the entry in the schedule of monuments which refers to Historic Kilbride. Officially titled “ Kilbride Chapel, Church and Churchyard,” the site is now on the record as being of significant historical importance. The scheduling brings with it the […]

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Kilbride Wins Scheduled Monument Status

Historic Environment Scotland has awarded Kilbride churchyard, including the church, graves, and MacDougall Memorial Aisle, Scheduled Monument Status as of 14 June 2019. Citing its national importance, HES states: “The national importance of the monument is demonstrated in the following way(s) (See Annex 1 para 17 of principles and practice for designation): a.  The monument […]

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Historic Kilbride Named Among Herald’s “Hidden Gems”

Kilbride was recently featured in The Herald as a “hidden gem” in Argyll & Bute. The article said: “It’s a pleasant stroll and not very far (if you must you can park at Kilbride Kirkyard instead) and explore the ancient burial ground which has played an important part in Scotland’s history and is connected to figures such as Robert […]

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Imagine Alba Visits Kilbride

By Liam Griffin “Imagine Alba” folks, Michelle and Rab Woods, turned up at Historic Kilbride yesterday, their luxury Ford Galaxy gleaming in the sunshine. Michelle and Rab were pretty gleaming themselves, smartly rigged out as they were. Each tour is catered to the guests’ interests, travel style and pace, and includes highlights, hidden gems and […]

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Carraig Ghael Windfarm Fund Supports Stonework Conservation Project

“A journey of a 1000 miles begins with the first step.” So says the Chinese proverb. Local charity, Friends of Kilbride, took that first step recently, when, with the aid of an £7000 grant from the Carraig Ghael Windfarm Community Benefit Fund, they organised significant preservation work to stonework surrounding the iconic Clan MacDougall Memorial […]

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Conservation work begins on MacDougall Memorial Aisle

By Liam Griffin A wise man (or woman!) stated that “ a journey of a 1000 miles begins with the first step.” Friends of Kilbride took that first step last week, when Rowan Stonework of Appin tackled the infestation of ivy that threatened the North Wall of the Clan MacDougall Memorial Aisle.           […]

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Kilbride commemorates WWI soldiers

  By Myra Griffin, Secretary / Treasurer Friends of Kilbride On Sunday 1st of October, two months of planning came to fruition, when, at the invitation of Friends of Kilbride, some 50 folk gathered at Kilbride historic site, Lerags, to commemorate the lives and deaths of three World War I soldiers, whose untimely ends are commemorated […]

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Memories of Kilbride by Margaret Small Allan

  Margaret “Tich” Small Allan grew up in Oban in the 1950s and 60s, spending much of her time, especially in the summer, with her uncle at Kilbride Farm. Margaret currently lives in Lothian, and has been writing her memories for Friends of Kilbride.    ‘It’s been a long time since I was playing at […]

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