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This morning I took advantage of the bright sunshine to climb the 204m Duncarnock Fort near Barrhead, Scotland. From this vantage point I took this video clip looking north east and taking in Barrhead, Paisley and Glasgow with Campsie Fells in background.

Duncarnock Fort may date from the Iron Age but has never been excavated.

Superb views on a sunny morning!

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This afternoon I took the opportunity to tour the interior of this famous church which is also known as the ‘Baptist Cathedral of Europe’. Key facts:

  • Commissioned by the wealthy Coats textile family and opened in 1894.

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This afternoon, I am posting a video clip of the Coats Memorial Church at High Street, Paisley. This was taken within the past 24 hours.

This building dates back about 100 years and was built with wealth generated through the then prosperous textile industry for which Paisley was famous. The Coats family were key drivers in the Paisley textile industries.

The building is of red sandstone and of Gothic design.The spire rises to a height of 60 metres above ground level.

The building is open to the public on Friday afternoons. The interior is equally impressive, containing wood carvings, marble, alabaster and mosaics.

The video should be viewed in context of the rain in process at the time, not unusual for West of Scotland!

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