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Brown Bull Pub, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the pleasant, residential community of Lochwinnoch which lies about 20 miles (32 km)  S.W.of Glasgow.

Read more on Visit Lochwinnoch, Visit Scotland…

Graffiti, Paisley, Scotland

This morning, I embarked on all day cycle ride encompassing a 35 mile ( 54 km) round trip from Glasgow through Paisley to Lochwinnoch and return. Most of the trail comprised the route of  railway line which closed in the 1960s and hence was relatively flat.

Read more on Cycle S.W. Scotland, Cycle Scotland…

This evening I am posting some images consequent upon my visit to the above-captioned church which is located in the vicinity of Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.

The castle was demolished in 1727 but the ruins of the Collegiate Church still stand. These date from 1504.The function of the Church was to provide perpetual prayers for the souls of the founder ( John Semple) and his family. Catholic worship took place in the church until 1675 at which time the Protestant 8th Lord Semple inherited the estate. In the 18th century the church was modified for agricultural use.

Inside the church is John Semple’s magnificent tomb. Also, a stone memorial recording the death of “Gabriel Semple brother to Robert Semple”.

Read more on Castle Semple Collegiate Church Scotland…