Happy Easter! and great news!
Took a short jaunt to Kilbride Kirk and the MacDougall Aisle on this beautiful Easter Sunday afternoon, to admire the signs of spring.
It's great to see the scaffolding which indicates the end of a 5 year journey for FoK, as the final phase of restoration and stabilisation begins at last.
The work will only use stone salvaged on site, and will respect 18th century building and masonry practices. FoK envisage the works to be completed by the end of May, so visitors may tread carefully until then, while watching Michael Hogg, the stonemason, in action.
Thanks to everyone who has ensured this could happen through not only visitor donations, but Caraig Ghael Wind Farm Community Trust, the PF Trust, The Sabina Sutherland Charitable Foundation, Clan MacDougall Society of North America and a great donation from Historic Scotland.
Kilbride will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come, to learn of it's links with St Bridget, the current 1706 kirk, and those that predated it. Visitors can also learn not only about the MacDougalls interred here, but also the many other researched burials. The kirk is a site where fact and folklore sit side by side.
'A Past Too Rich To Have No Future'