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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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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