Kilbride archaeology dig yields interesting finds

By Dr Clare Ellis, Argyll Archaeology Last week we were back at Kilbride church to carry out the archaeological excavation around the base of the west gable door before the start of the consolidation works. The trenches on the interior and exterior of the west gable proved to be very informative. The rubble which had […]

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Day 2 of Kilbride archaeology dig yields more exciting finds

Medieval plasterwork, cobblestone flooring and evidence of architectural renovations over hundreds of years revealed themselves under the hands of Dr Clare Ellis and her team from Argyll Archaeology at the second day of archaeology work at Historic Kilbride. Find out more about these exciting finds in our short video, and please consider making a donation […]

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Update from the Historic Kilbride archaeology dig

We are very excited as the first archaeology dig at Historic Kilbride wraps up this week, with some exciting finds. Today hear about day one of the dig from Dr Clare Ellis of Argyll Archaeology.   If you would like to help fund further important conservation work and archaeological research at Historic Kilbride, please consider […]

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Exciting first day of archaeology work at Kilbride

13/07/20 By Liam Griffin The exploratory dig at the western doorway of the church has begun The archaeologists, led by Dr Clare Ellis of Argyll Archaeology, moved onto site this morning. They have begun by excavating a heap of fallen rubble, overgrown with turf and vegetation, which has blocked the door to the entrance sited […]

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Archaeology work starts at Historic Kilbride

Report by Dr Claire Ellis, Argyll Archaeology “Work has started at Kilbride church near Oban. The current church dates from 1706 but there is compelling evidence that a church stood here in the 13th century. Last week we carried out a photographic survey of the west gable of Kilbride church, prior to consolidation works of […]

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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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Historic Bell Ceremony Set for 31 May

  UPDATE! THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO LOCKDOWN.  IT WILL HAPPEN WHEN IT IS SAFE AGAIN. By Liam Griffin Friends of Kilbride have in our care the 1798 bell from Historic Kilbride. On Sunday 31 of May, Historic Kilbride will host a ceremonial public casting of a replica of that bell. The event will involve […]

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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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