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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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Liam Cycles for Kilbride

Our own indefatigable Liam Griffin has been in training and is fighting fit, ready to tackle the Pedal for Scotland Classic Challenge, cycling 45 miles from Edinburgh to Glasgow on September 9. Liam is taking on the challenge for his favourite cause, Friends of Kilbride, and is raising money for the preservation of this historically […]

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Friends of Kilbride Raise Funds at The Barn’s Fun Day

By Liam Griffin Each year, Mary Macleod and The Barn Bar organises a FUN(d) Raising day for a local charity, and this year, Friends of Kilbride were delighted to be the reipient of Mary’s endevours. Well known for its home-style-cooking, its conviviality and not least its extensive single malt gantry, the award-winning Barn Bar is managed […]

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Community to raise funds for memorial

Following the tragic death of Friends of Kilbride trustee and Lerags neighbour Paul Thomson, the community has set up a Just Giving page to raise funds for a memorial bench in his honour. Paul, beloved husband, father, son, brother, relative and dear friend died in an accident on New Year’s Day, leaving his wife Lauren […]

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Survey Monkey: Help Friends with a few minutes of your time

Have an opinion about Kilbride? Please take a few moments to help us!  Friends of Kilbride’s  goal is to reveal the wealth of historical importance contained within this historic site for the education and interest of visitors, including tourists, local people, genealogists, archaeologists, historians and others.   Once preserved so that visitors may safely access the […]

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The Kilbride story comes to life with new interpretive signs

By Michelle McAnally Preserver-in-Chief Liam Griffin has been busy this summer producing interpretive signage for the Kilbride graveyard. Liam has performed many hours of in-depth research over the years, and with his creative flair (and handy work skills) has made the stories of the people buried here come alive. From the legendary Sacred Aisle of […]

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Kick it Up for Kilbride raises funds for preservation work

By Michelle McAnally Friends of Kilbride, the charity dedicated to the preservation of the important historic site centred on the mediaeval kirk and Clan MacDougall sacred aisle in Lerags, raised £1834.50p at a céilidh that kicked off their capital fundraising campaign. Kilbride was the main parish for Lorne until the 18th century, and was the site […]

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