This evening, I am focusing on Falkirk Old and St. Modan’s Church in Falkirk, a town which is approximately equidistant between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The name Falkirk is derived from Faw-kirk in turn from Old Scots for dappled or speckled ( ‘Faw’) and church ( ‘Kirk’). The dappled or speckled description may have originated from the appearance of an early church on the site.
This evening, I am focusing on Wellington Church which is located in the Hillhead district of Glasgow, opposite Glasgow University.
This church serves a Church of Scotland, Presbyterian congregation. The impressive exterior architecture comprises a neoclassical portico with colonnade and Corinthian columns imitating and ancient Greek temple. The church was constructed 1883-4 with the architecture reflecting the style of the United Presbyterian Church (which merged with the Church of Scotland in 1929). The architect was Thomas Lennox Watson (1850-1920).
This evening, I am reporting on today’s walk around Knock Hill, near Largs ¬†on the West of Scotland. This circuit extends to 8 miles in course of which the group encountered an electic mix of sights including dead sheep, a lamentation of swans, stunning views over the Firth of Clyde, a castle, mating frogs and pony and trap.