Friends of Kilbride
"A past too rich to have no future."
Located three miles south of Oban, The Church of Saint Bride the Virgin in Lorn, a monument of national importance, has been a site of Christian worship since at least the 6th century. It was one of Argyll’s important churches from the early middle ages to the Post Reformation era. Since 1757, Chiefs of Clan MacDougall have been laid to rest here, along with some 300 others from all walks of life.
Stories of the everyday lives of local families and stories of Scotland’s most important events, from the dawn of Columban Christianity to the Reformation, the Jacobite Uprising and the birth of the British Empire are told within the walls of Kilbride.
The non-profit organisation Friends of Kilbride was formed in 2015 to preserve
and promote the site, and is leading an ambitious programme of restoration and renovation of its built heritage, as well as welcoming visitors from around the world and organising outdoor events for the benefit of the local community.