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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Friend of Kilbride Welcome Canadian Visitors

Thanks to an introduction by e mail from Colin MacDougall, Liam Griffin made telephone contact with Canadian couple, Faye and Rob MacDougall, visiting Oban. The couple had heard of Clan MacDougall’s historical connection with Kilbride, and were keen to visit the site. On Saturday morning, Liam rendezvoused with our Canadian visitors, agreed on a programme, […]

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Community to raise funds for memorial

Following the tragic death of Friends of Kilbride trustee and Lerags neighbour Paul Thomson, the community has set up a Just Giving page to raise funds for a memorial bench in his honour. Paul, beloved husband, father, son, brother, relative and dear friend died in an accident on New Year’s Day, leaving his wife Lauren […]

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Happy New Year from Kilbride!

Thanks to all of our Friends for your help and support throughout 2017. This was an exciting year for us and we could not have gotten our capital preservation fund project off the ground without you. We look forward to working with you in 2018. Best wishes for the New Year to you and yours! […]

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A Kilbride Christmas

By Liam Griffin Around seventy people gathered at historic Kilbride on Saturday for the switch on of the Christmas star, as well as have their say on the site’s future. Benderloch-based architect Shauna Cameron has developed a preservation plan which, when brought to fruition, will ensure Kilbride can be safely accessed by coming generations of […]

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Join Friends for the lighting of the Christmas star!

  Roll up, roll up! Everyone is invited to join Friends of Kilbride on Saturday, December 2, starting at 2pm. There will be mulled wine, tea and cakes and Santa Claus will visit with the children. At dark, the Christmas star will be lit as the festive season kicks off in Kilbride. We’ll see you […]

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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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