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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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All are Invited to the Historic Kilbride Open House Sunday 30th June, drop into Historic Kilbride from 1300-1700 for a cuppa and a cake, or even a beer or glass of fizz.See how the Carraig Ghael Windfarm Grant was used in the first steps of our preservation plan. Kids are very welcome!

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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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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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