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Auld Kirk, Alloway, Scotland


Thisd evening, I am posting information on the ruined Auld Kirk ( old church) at Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland. This small ruin has achieved great fame and status as a visitor attraction due to connection with poet, Robert Burns who was born a short distance away.

Read more on Visit Auld Kirk, Visit Alloway…

Nicola Sturgeon with young Vikings at Govan


This afternoon, I attended a ceremony at Govan Old Parish Church, near Glasgow, to celebrate the redisplay of the Govan Stones at which Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, was guest of honour.

Read more on Visit Govan Carved Stones, Visit Scotland…

Livingston Village Kirk, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Livingston Village Kirk, West Lothian, Scotland.

The current church is used for Presbyterian worship within the Church of Scotland and probably dates to a time between 1560 and 1610, albeit with major repairs and alterations undertaken in 1732. Prior to the current building there was a medieval church (Roman Catholic) on the same site, and probably on the same alignment. There are records of the medieval church from the 12th century. It is assumed that masonry and material from the medieval church were used in construction of the current building as no evidence of the former now exists.

Read more on Visit Livingston Village Kirk, Visit Scotland…