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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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Friend of Kilbride Welcome Canadian Visitors

Thanks to an introduction by e mail from Colin MacDougall, Liam Griffin made telephone contact with Canadian couple, Faye and Rob MacDougall, visiting Oban. The couple had heard of Clan MacDougall’s historical connection with Kilbride, and were keen to visit the site. On Saturday morning, Liam rendezvoused with our Canadian visitors, agreed on a programme, […]

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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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Happy New Year from Kilbride!

Thanks to all of our Friends for your help and support throughout 2017. This was an exciting year for us and we could not have gotten our capital preservation fund project off the ground without you. We look forward to working with you in 2018. Best wishes for the New Year to you and yours! […]

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A Kilbride Christmas

By Liam Griffin Around seventy people gathered at historic Kilbride on Saturday for the switch on of the Christmas star, as well as have their say on the site’s future. Benderloch-based architect Shauna Cameron has developed a preservation plan which, when brought to fruition, will ensure Kilbride can be safely accessed by coming generations of […]

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Join Friends for the lighting of the Christmas star!

  Roll up, roll up! Everyone is invited to join Friends of Kilbride on Saturday, December 2, starting at 2pm. There will be mulled wine, tea and cakes and Santa Claus will visit with the children. At dark, the Christmas star will be lit as the festive season kicks off in Kilbride. We’ll see you […]

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