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Survey Monkey: Help Friends with a few minutes of your time

Have an opinion about Kilbride? Please take a few moments to help us!  Friends of Kilbride’s  goal is to reveal the wealth of historical importance contained within this historic site for the education and interest of visitors, including tourists, local people, genealogists, archaeologists, historians and others.   Once preserved so that visitors may safely access the […]

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Kilbride commemorates WWI soldiers

  By Myra Griffin, Secretary / Treasurer Friends of Kilbride On Sunday 1st of October, two months of planning came to fruition, when, at the invitation of Friends of Kilbride, some 50 folk gathered at Kilbride historic site, Lerags, to commemorate the lives and deaths of three World War I soldiers, whose untimely ends are commemorated […]

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Memories of Kilbride by Margaret Small Allan

  Margaret “Tich” Small Allan grew up in Oban in the 1950s and 60s, spending much of her time, especially in the summer, with her uncle at Kilbride Farm. Margaret currently lives in Lothian, and has been writing her memories for Friends of Kilbride.    ‘It’s been a long time since I was playing at […]

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The Kilbride story comes to life with new interpretive signs

By Michelle McAnally Preserver-in-Chief Liam Griffin has been busy this summer producing interpretive signage for the Kilbride graveyard. Liam has performed many hours of in-depth research over the years, and with his creative flair (and handy work skills) has made the stories of the people buried here come alive. From the legendary Sacred Aisle of […]

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Kick it Up for Kilbride raises funds for preservation work

By Michelle McAnally Friends of Kilbride, the charity dedicated to the preservation of the important historic site centred on the mediaeval kirk and Clan MacDougall sacred aisle in Lerags, raised £1834.50p at a céilidh that kicked off their capital fundraising campaign. Kilbride was the main parish for Lorne until the 18th century, and was the site […]

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Iain Ciar MacDougall

Among the tacksmen and shepeherds, the wee bairns and war heroes who lie at their eternal rest in Kilbride, rests the remains of the iconoic MacDougall clan Chief, Iain Ciar MacDougall. Buried alongside Iain Ciar (Dark John) is his wife Mary of Sleat. Undaunted by the absence of her Jacobite husband on the run following […]

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