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 Kilmacolm, Scotland

Kilmacolm is a village and civil parish in the Inverclyde council area and the historic county of Renfrewshire in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. It lies on the northern slope of the Gryffe Valley 7 1/2 miles (12.1 km) south-east of Greenock and around 15 miles (24 km) west of the city of Glasgow. The village has a population of around 4,000 and is part of a wider civil parish which covers a large rural hinterland of 15,000 hectares (150 km2; 58 sq mi) containing within it the smaller settlement of Quarrier's Village, originally established as a 19th-century residential orphans' home.

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DETECTIVES are today hunting two men over after a car was torched in Port Glasgow shortly after midnight. The Vauxhall Antara vehicle was set alight as it sat parked outside an address on the town's Oronsay Avenue. Detective Inspector David Wagstaff of Greenock CID said: "A neighbour saw a ...
A BATTLE of the bands competition is being held for Inverclyde 11 to 18-year-olds on Friday (23 March). Inverjam takes place in the theatre at Port Glasgow Joint School Campus, Kilmacolm Road. Doors open at 6:30 and the event starts at 7pm. Tickets are £5. All ages can attend. The acts featured are all ...

THE B788 between Greenock and Kilmacolm will be closed for 11 days for resurfacing work from Monday (19 March). The stretch involved is Auchenfoil Road, from Greenhill Road to Cairncurran Mount. The work by Inverclyde Council is scheduled to last until Friday 30 March. Motorists are being advised ...
A KILMACOLM woman has almost completed her second book on the village in a bid to raise money for research into two neurological diseases. Deborah Winters, 79, was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomlylitis (ME), also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, 26 years ago. ME causes fever, aching, ...
Service 531, between Greenock and Port Glasgow is being extended to Kilmacolm replacing most X7 journeys. The 531 day-time frequencies will be every 15 minutes from Slaemuir to Greenock and every 30 minutes from Kilmacolm to Greenock. Service X7 will no longer go to Greenock, Slaemuir and Port ...
staff at St Columba's School, in Kilmacolm, are inviting potential students to an open day. Both the junior and senior schools will be opening their doors on Thursday, March 1, from 9am to 3pm. The open day promises to provide an opportunity for prospective and current families to see the early years, junior ...

A KILMACOLM school pupil has made the grade to achieve a black belt in karate. Matthew Downie has successfully passed the first dan black belt grading. The 12-year-old, who attends St Columba's School in Kilmacolm, started training with the Tei Karate Association just before his sixth birthday.
PLANS for a major housing development -- including nearly 50 houses -- are being proposed for the Balrossie House site in Kilmacolm. A total of 64 houses and flats would be created. The existing main building would be converted into 12 two to three-bedroom apartments, with three of the historic ...
The exhibition takes place from 3 to 7pm in Kidston Hall, Kilmacolm Old Kirk, High Street. It is part of the official consultation process the developer is required to carry out before a planning application can be submitted. A map of the sites is available online along with the chance for members of the public to ...
St Columba's School's Pipe Major Gordon Bruce being presented with the Junior B Category Shield by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. ST Columba's School, Kilmacolm, won the Junior B category at the Scottish Schools' Pipe Band Championships, the world's largest schools piping event. A record-breaking ...
“I've had two flats due to potholes and am out of pocket.” Councillor Alison Dowling, who represents Houston, Crosslee and Linwood, said she has been swamped with complaints about potholes. In Houston, problem areas include North Street, the roundabout near St Fillan's Primary and Kilmacolm Road.
DETECTIVES have launched an appeal for witnesses after a 22-year-old man was injured during an incident at the Pullman Tavern in Kilmacolm late last night. It is understood that the man was struck at around 11.15pm and required hospital treatment at Inverclyde Royal before being allowed home.
KILMACOLM will be alive with the sound of music at a singing showcase. Westerton Male Voice Choir will perform at Kilmacolm Old Kirk, in High Street, on Saturday, January 20, from 7pm to 9.30pm. The event is being hosted by the Kilmacolm and Quarriers Christian Aid committee. Westerton Male Voice ...
Andy the Highlander started out as a member of the Kilmacolm Amateur Dramatic Society, later enrolling in the Real People Casting Agency in Glasgow. Father to Daniel, 17, Patrick, five, and Lana, two, his wife Ana-Marija is fully supportive, given that she has also appeared on Outlander along with their ...
They included a Rolls-Royce Dawn, Bentley Bentayga and Audi Q7. Hughes and his family spend most of their time at a house in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, which is owned by Malcolm. But they spend weekends and holidays in Auchterarder, where they are often seen at five-star Gleneagles Hotel nearby.
A NEW Kilmacolm convenience store will be a corker – thanks to the installation of a dedicated champagne cooler. Bosses at the Co-op are keen on installing a fizz-only fridge in their new village shop, which is currently under construction at 'the Cross' on Lochwinnoch Road on the site of the former ...
A FARMER discovered a dozen dead sheep which had been stripped to the bone in 2008, sparking fears a big cat may have been on the prowl in Renfrewshire. The worried farmer, who lived near Kilmacolm and wanted to remain anonymous, found the skeletons on almost a daily basis over a two-week ...

Andrew McAlindon from Kilmacolm, who has found fame on the small screen as an extra in TV smash hit Outlander, turned up in full Highland dress before stripping off with dozens of other hearty souls to brave the cold of the Clyde. The actor, who dons full Highland dress to tell the history of the Jacobites, ...
More than 20 new stores are set to open in London, and up to 18 stores are planned for Scotland including: stores in Glasgow; Edinburgh; Forres (Highlands) and Kilmacolm (Renfewshire). Rhayader (Powys) and Bryncoch (Neath) will be the first of 10 new stores which are set to open in Wales. Other new ...
... many diverse communities across the country and want to give shoppers the opportunity to buy what they want, when they want it, in great looking stores that also give back to the community." New stores are lined up for Forres in Moray, Kilmacolm in Inverclyde, Kelty in Fife and Glasgow and Edinburgh, ...
... many diverse communities across the country and want to give shoppers the opportunity to buy what they want, when they want it, in great looking stores that also give back to the community." New stores are lined up for Forres in Moray, Kilmacolm in Inverclyde, Kelty in Fife and Glasgow and Edinburgh, ...
Christmas cheer will be ringing its way to St Columba's School in Kilmacolm as the school's biennial music celebration takes place. Award-winning housebuilder, David Wilson Homes has donated £2,000 to co-sponsor St Columba's Christmas musical celebration allowing proceeds from the event to benefit ...
School children at St Columba's Junior School in Kilmacolm will be filled with extra Christmas cheer after four lucky pupils are awarded prizes from a national housebuilder. The local school was to ask help design its corporate Christmas cards this winter, with the winning designs printed and sent out to all ...
ST Columba's School, Kilmacolm, has donated £550 to Kilmacolm Playgroup and Toddlers to help secure its future. The money was raised at the school's Christmas fair. Kilmacolm Playgroup and Toddlers serves parents and carers with children from birth to age five. Susan Hunter of the group said: “We ...
CAMPAIGNERS have launched a last-ditch plea in a bid to halt a controversial 75-property housing development on greenbelt land in Kilmacolm. Members of the residents' association in the village are calling on housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel to abandon plans to build on a site off Quarry Drive.
COUNCILLORS have given permission for houses to be built on a vacant site in Kilmacolm. Inverclyde Planning Board agreed that a development of four detached houses on Whitelea Road at Broomeknowe Road can go ahead. Each house will have four bedrooms and a double integral garage. Eighteen ...
The four bikes were taken from a garage broken into in Carruth Drive between 10pm on Tuesday and 9.30am on Wednesday. A rear door of the garage was forced open. An iPad Pro was also stolen. The bikes are a powder-coated grey Santa cruz Chameleon, worth £2,000, a black Specialized Roubaix, ...
A HARD-working school pupil has been chosen to represent Scotland during a visit to the European Parliament. Alexis Spragg, who is a senior pupil at St Columba's High School in Kilmacolm, has been selected to represent the country in the Euroscola project next year. Euroscola is a project which ...
His business, Blackwood of Kilmacolm, lifted a diamond award for the best speciality pie in Scotland with their mince and red onion pie. “I develop the recipes for our pastry products so I'm really happy to see one of them judged the best of its kind in Scotland – what a great accolade,” Graham said.
BUDDING gardeners are invited to come along to the Kilmacolm Horticultural Society. The January winter lecture will take place at the village community centre, in Lochwinnoch Road, on Wednesday, January 17, from 7.30pm. Guest speaker for the day will be Sharon Gemmell, from Parklea: Branching Out ...
His business, Blackwood of Kilmacolm, lifted a diamond award for the best speciality pie in Scotland with their mince and red onion pie. “I develop the recipes for our pastry products so I'm really happy to see one of them judged the best of its kind in Scotland – what a great accolade,” Graham said.
A NEW Kilmacolm convenience store will be a corker – thanks to the installation of a dedicated champagne cooler. Bosses at the Co-op are keen on installing a fizz-only fridge in their new village shop, which is currently under construction at 'the Cross' on Lochwinnoch Road on the site of the former ...
Senior pupils Hannah McLoughlin and Rachael Curry, who both live in Kilmacolm, have secured two of the five places on the Scotland team for the World Schools' Debating Championships which will be held in Croatia this year. Hannah, 17, who competed in the world championships in Bali last year, said: ...
Icy conditions also caused a serious crash just off Kilmacolm Road last night, when a woman's car went off the road and ended up in a field by Knocknairshill Cemetery. Firefighters from Greenock rushed to the scene and had to use cutting equipment to free the trapped woman from her vehicle before she ...
THIS is the hilarious moment a Scots girl screamed in delight after receiving A SELECTION BOX for Christmas. Avah, from Kilmalcom, left her family in stitches when she began jumping for joy over the chocolate. Avah was delighted with her chocolate selection box. 4. Avah was delighted with her chocolate ...
School children at St Columba's Junior School in Kilmacolm will be filled with extra Christmas cheer after four lucky pupils are awarded prizes from a national housebuilder. The local school was to ask help design its corporate Christmas cards this winter, with the winning designs printed and sent out to all ...
ST Columba's School, Kilmacolm, has donated £550 to Kilmacolm Playgroup and Toddlers to help secure its future. The money was raised at the school's Christmas fair. Kilmacolm Playgroup and Toddlers serves parents and carers with children from birth to age five. Susan Hunter of the group said: “We ...
CAMPAIGNERS have launched a last-ditch plea in a bid to halt a controversial 75-property housing development on greenbelt land in Kilmacolm. Members of the residents' association in the village are calling on housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel to abandon plans to build on a site off Quarry Drive.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay, whose constituency includes Kilmacolm, said consultations had produced a strong and consistent message about keeping the costs of leisure services affordable, especially in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities. He said: “As a result, I can confirm that rates relief ...
The four bikes were taken from a garage broken into in Carruth Drive between 10pm on Tuesday and 9.30am on Wednesday. A rear door of the garage was forced open. An iPad Pro was also stolen. The bikes are a powder-coated grey Santa cruz Chameleon, worth £2,000, a black Specialized Roubaix, ...
COUNCILLORS have given permission for houses to be built on a vacant site in Kilmacolm. Inverclyde Planning Board agreed that a development of four detached houses on Whitelea Road at Broomeknowe Road can go ahead. Each house will have four bedrooms and a double integral garage. Eighteen ...
The four bikes were taken from a garage broken into in Carruth Drive between 10pm on Tuesday and 9.30am on Wednesday. A rear door of the garage was forced open. An iPad Pro was also stolen. The bikes are a powder-coated grey Santa cruz Chameleon, worth £2,000, a black Specialized Roubaix, ...
A HARD-working school pupil has been chosen to represent Scotland during a visit to the European Parliament. Alexis Spragg, who is a senior pupil at St Columba's High School in Kilmacolm, has been selected to represent the country in the Euroscola project next year. Euroscola is a project which ...
The MSP visited small businesses in Renfrew, Kilmacolm, Bridge of Weir, Erskine, Houston and Bishopton, including Peacock Motor Engineers in Renfrew and New Vision opticians in Bridge of Weir. Small Business Saturday boosted takings by £717m last year in Scotland, and with research showing that ...
RESIDENTS in towns and villages across Renfrewshire were left spooked in 2003 after a pair of “black leopards” were spotted prowling through the countryside. There were reports of fierce creatures being seen in fields in Johnstone, Linwood, Lochwinnoch, Kilmacolm, Howwood and Houston. A local land ...
ST Columba's School, Kilmacolm, has been ranked fourth in the Sunday Times league table of top Scottish independent secondary schools in 2017, and second in the West of Scotland. The results were published in Parent Power 2018: Best UK Schools Guide and are based on 2017 Advanced Higher, ...
Among them will be Iain MacDonald, of nearby Kilmacolm, who was married in Paisley Abbey in 1972. He will be competing with Swedish co-driver Patrick Toorell in his 1967 Saab 96. He said: “I competed in rallies in the 60s and 70s around the UK and more recently in Scandinavia but the Monte has got ...
Our combined local knowledge can help users find housing options they many never have heard of before, increasing their chances of finding the perfect home quicker.” The new service, covering Gourock, Greenock, Inverkip, Kilmacolm, Port Glasgow, Quarrier's Village and Wemyss Bay, is aimed at those ...
Jude Gallagher-Alagha, a pupil at Kilmacolm Primary, is getting his long locks cut in aid of veteran's charity Erskine. The primary seven pupil ...
PLANS for a major housing development -- including nearly 50 houses -- are being proposed for the Balrossie House site in Kilmacolm.


 

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