Kilbride Christmas Light Switch On Hails the Season

Friends and neighbours gathered for the annual Kilbride Christmas light switch on. Thanks to all who attended and brought hand baked goodies and cheer. Please enjoy this wee video of the celebration courtesy of Martin. From all of us at Friends of Kilbride, Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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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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Christmas Star Lighting at Kilbride

The Christmas star will once again shine on Kilbride this Sunday 1 December! Please join us for the lighting of the star, along with festive goodies, kids’ games and fellowship. Volunteer Liam Griffin invites everyone to the event, saying: “Thank you all for the support you have shown Friends of Kilbride over the last year-the […]

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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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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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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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