Site temporarily closes for conservation work

By Liam Griffin June 2020 With due regard to the Scottish Government’s guidance and advice on the current health challenges, Colin Rowan of Rowan Stonework began preservation work on Historic Kilbride’s Clan MacDougall Memorial Aisle. Forward planning allowed the various phases of the work to be carried out by single operatives, so that no two […]

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Donate with Paypal for a 10% match through December

Now is the perfect time to show the spirit of the holidays with a donation to Friend of Kilbride. And are you looking for a great Christmas gift for the history lover in your life? A donation in their name is a fantastic idea! This year, PayPal is inviting donors to continue their generosity throughout […]

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Preserving Historic Kilbride with New Fundraiser

This is an appeal to fund urgent preservation work at Historic Kilbride in Lerags, Argyll, Scotland. Kilbride, located three miles south of Oban, includes the ruins of a 13th Century church, Clan MacDougall’s memorial aisle and an extensive graveyard dating back many centuries. Historic Kilbride records the story of this part of Scotland, from at […]

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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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The Cyclist, the Charity and the Deep Sea Diver

By Liam Griffin “Over the years we’ve been established here, Puffin Dive Centre students have completed in excess of half a million training dives in total safety.” There’s not a hint of bombast or boastfulness in Course Director, Mike Morgan’s statement as he and I look out from the pier at Gallanach, Puffin Dive Centre’s […]

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Fellowship and Fun in Armaddy’s Glorious Sun!

By Liam Griffin I’m pleased to let you all know that we raised  £546.89 (net)  for the Preservation Fund from the Clay Pigeon shoot on Saturday. Our thanks are due to Mr and Mrs Charles Struthers, Ardmaddy Castle who hosted and managed the event. We are grateful also for the organisational skills of Mr Charlie Boyd and his […]

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