Work started on Saturday 22nd clearing out the growth which had taken over the inside of the building to allow surveyors access to inspect the internal walls of the Old Parish Church. Steeplejacks have also started to check the state of the stonework, includng the belfry, to stabilise where they can and ascertain what work is required to further protect the building.

These are the very first steps on the long road to completing a major project to safeguard this historic site for future generations.

 

Saturday 1st August saw a break in the weather for a very pleasant event when the village got together to mark the unveiling of the information plinths at the Village Green. Rob Gibson MSP gave an interesting short history of the area before unveiling the plinths, watched by around 100 people who attended.