St Bride’s Chapel
St Brides Chapel is the resting place of Walter Douglas Campbell and his sister Helen. The major roof leaks having been stopped, the chapel now needs specialist conservation and cleaning to restore the chapel to its former glory.
St Conval’s Chapel
The St Conval’s Chapel is the resting place of the 4th Lord Blytheswood whose family granted Walter Douglas-Campbell the land to build the Kirk and then, with the Trustees, completed the Kirk after the death of Walter and then the death of Helen, his Sister. It is a beautiful place place but sadly not open to the public. There are two main issues: the gates are needing restored and the wooden blocks which make the ceiling have shrunk as they have aged and have a risk of coming loose and falling out. You can read more about the gates restoration but our plan for the ceiling blocks problem is to install stainless steel mesh net below the ceiling to catch the blocks. We drew up the design and have obtained prices and Listed Building Consent, the next stage is to raise the funds.
The cost of the Mesh net, frame and installation is £5000
The renewal of the Bruce Chapel roof is planned for 2019, after which the main conservation needed will be new downpipes and the conservation of the Bruce Effigy (see Objects and Furniture)