Imagine Alba Visits Kilbride

By Liam Griffin “Imagine Alba” folks, Michelle and Rab Woods, turned up at Historic Kilbride yesterday, their luxury Ford Galaxy gleaming in the sunshine. Michelle and Rab were pretty gleaming themselves, smartly rigged out as they were. Each tour is catered to the guests’ interests, travel style and pace, and includes highlights, hidden gems and […]

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Carraig Ghael Windfarm Fund Supports Stonework Conservation Project

“A journey of a 1000 miles begins with the first step.” So says the Chinese proverb. Local charity, Friends of Kilbride, took that first step recently, when, with the aid of an £7000 grant from the Carraig Ghael Windfarm Community Benefit Fund, they organised significant preservation work to stonework surrounding the iconic Clan MacDougall Memorial […]

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Conservation work begins on MacDougall Memorial Aisle

By Liam Griffin A wise man (or woman!) stated that “ a journey of a 1000 miles begins with the first step.” Friends of Kilbride took that first step last week, when Rowan Stonework of Appin tackled the infestation of ivy that threatened the North Wall of the Clan MacDougall Memorial Aisle.           […]

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The Cyclist, the Charity and the Deep Sea Diver

By Liam Griffin “Over the years we’ve been established here, Puffin Dive Centre students have completed in excess of half a million training dives in total safety.” There’s not a hint of bombast or boastfulness in Course Director, Mike Morgan’s statement as he and I look out from the pier at Gallanach, Puffin Dive Centre’s […]

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Fellowship and Fun in Armaddy’s Glorious Sun!

By Liam Griffin I’m pleased to let you all know that we raised  £546.89 (net)  for the Preservation Fund from the Clay Pigeon shoot on Saturday. Our thanks are due to Mr and Mrs Charles Struthers, Ardmaddy Castle who hosted and managed the event. We are grateful also for the organisational skills of Mr Charlie Boyd and his […]

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Liam Cycles for Kilbride

Our own indefatigable Liam Griffin has been in training and is fighting fit, ready to tackle the Pedal for Scotland Classic Challenge, cycling 45 miles from Edinburgh to Glasgow on September 9. Liam is taking on the challenge for his favourite cause, Friends of Kilbride, and is raising money for the preservation of this historically […]

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Friends of Kilbride Raise Funds at The Barn’s Fun Day

By Liam Griffin Each year, Mary Macleod and The Barn Bar organises a FUN(d) Raising day for a local charity, and this year, Friends of Kilbride were delighted to be the reipient of Mary’s endevours. Well known for its home-style-cooking, its conviviality and not least its extensive single malt gantry, the award-winning Barn Bar is managed […]

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