This afternoon, by special request, I visited the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre to photograph a model of H.M.S Scylla, a light cruiser of the Dido Class which saw action in WW2. The resultant video clip is shown above. Summary information on this ship:
St Maur’s Glencairn Parish Church, Kilmaurs, Scotland
Today, we embarked on the second leg of our Cunningham Ancestry Tour around S.W.Scotland.
First stop was St. Maur’s Glencairn Parish Church. The Minister here was very helpful, showing us around the Church and providing records of births, deaths and marriages.
The church was endowed by Sir William Cunninghame as a collegiate church in 1413 and rebuilt by Robert S Ingram in 1888.
The annexe in centre of the picture is not part of the church but a Cunningham family mausoleum known as the Glencairn Aisle. Regrettably, this building is not open to visitors due to health and safety reasons.
Constantine Sarcophagus, Govan Old Church, Glasgow
This morning, I collected tour group from cruise ship at Greenock and proceeded on a tour covering some of the principal sites around Glasgow.
First we called in at Govan Old Church to view the famous Carved Stones which date from the 9th-11th centuries A.D. This collection includes the St Constantine Sarcophagus (above) which ranks as the earliest known art work in Glasgow. Below is an image of more of the stones including a ‘Hogback’.