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One for the diary, June 18th – July 3rd.  To celebrate being part of Festival of Architecture 2016, we are having the Touring Scotstyle Exhibition of the best 100 building of the last century at St Conans, along with art displays, our NEW St Conans Exhibition, talks and lots more – see the full list......

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The Taynuilt Gaelic Choir gave us a wonderful evening of song, both traditional Scottish songs and more contemporary music.  It was a lovely evening, very well attended and enjoyed by all.  ...

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  Having already acquired a certain air of antiquity and a considerable reputation as one of the “show places” of Argyll, St Conan’s Kirk is delighted to announce that it has been selected among Scotland’s top 100 buildings to participate in the Festival of Architecture’s Scotstyle exhibition and publication. Led by the Royal Incorporation of......

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First Ever Christmas Tree Festival in St Conan’s 2015 PARTICIPANTS The Trustees and Friends of St Conan’s Kirk are grateful to all those who contributed such imaginative, detailed and fun trees. They were as follows, in no particular order: Dalmally Historical Society Taynuilt Primary School Glenorchy Community Orchard (Visitors’ Favourite Tree) Lochawe SWI Glenorchy SWI......

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The community produced a spectacular display of 41 Christmas Trees in St Conan’s Kirk Lochawe over the first weekend in December. These trees were very far from ordinary! Imaginatively themed, skilfully designed and decorated with astonishing care and attention to detail, they were a real treat to see and a tribute to everyone’s hard work.......

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Congratulations to the following people who won prizes at our recent raffle: Raffle Prize Winner Ticket Number Kilchurn overnight stay Mr C.Davies / Ardbrecknish  01534 Brander Lodge, dinner, bed & breakfast M. Brown / Taynuilt 01326 Painting of Iona by M. Smyth E.Mckay / Lochawe 00034 Taynuilt Hamper Mr & Mrs MacCallum / Taynuilt 01347......

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St Conan’s, Lochawe, was the venue for a theatrical treat on Saturday night when Classical Musicians Scotland performed the Ivor Novello Story. Last year this production received excellent reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe. In the wonderful script by John Cairney, Ivor Novello’s story and songs are brought to life by an actor, two singers and......

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This year’s primary schools’ art competition organised by the Friends of St Conan’s Kirk saw a strong entry from Dalmally, Taynuilt, Crianlarich and Inveraray. Now in its second year this annual competition for the St Conan’s Cup invites entries on a given theme. This year the schools were asked for artwork inspired by the Community......

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It was difficult to believe that a year had passed since our very well attended Open Weekend last August! The aims of our Open Weekends are to increase awareness of St Conan’s, demonstrate its value for the community, raise some funds, let people know about the Friends of Saint Conan’s and to encourage new members......

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    Over the weekend of 16th and 17th May, enthusiastic volunteers from the Friends of St Conan’s Kirk gathered at the kirk for two days of spring cleaning. Jobs that were tackled included window cleaning, woodwork polishing, dusting, and, outside in the garden, painting and clearing unwanted vegetation. The Friends of St Conan’s Kirk......

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  On the 7th November the Friends of St Conan’s Kirk welcomed local visitors and Friends to an event to commemorate World War 1. Over 100 people enjoyed an evening of music, drama and readings as well as an interval of reviving refreshments (necessary because of the cold!).     The Kirk had been dressed......

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The Friends of Saint Conan’s Kirk will be attending the annual Dalmally Agricultural show which takes place this Saturday 6th September.    It promises to be a fun filled day with a huge array of competitors and visitors celebrating rural community and local produce.   Please come and join us on our stand to learn more about......

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Rain! The weekend could scarcely have been wetter but perhaps this worked out for the best. Perhaps this made our visitors even more enthusiastic about finding an interesting undercover venue! The Friends Committee and the St Conan’s Trustees are delighted by the number of people, both locals and tourists, who visited over the two days.......

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This weekend sees the inaugural open day at St Conan’s Kirk where visitors can enjoy a range of activities: Guided tours of the Kirk hourly – an introduction to the origins and quirks of this amazing building and why your help is needed. Live theatre with the Three Wee Crows – two plays twice daily.......

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Yesterday saw the Friends of Saint Conan’s Kirk joining in the Highland fun at the Inverary Highland Games at the stunning Inveraray Castle. With picture perfect weather, the day started with a pipe band parade from the town centre and provided visitors with highly entertaining day including highland games, dancing, piping and a range of heavy and......

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