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The Old Clachan Church Memorial Plaque Application


Old Clachan Church Plaque


Here is a sample Bronze Plaque  8" X 6"

£275


Please fill in the form below to apply...


on the plaque the maximum inscription is...
10 lines of text with 30 characters per line (including spaces)



The Clachan Glen has been a place of Christian burial since medieval times and continues to be the present day local burying ground for the people of the surrounding district. The thought 'at the last' of being laid to rest, in such a beautiful spot, particularly in the newest part of the graveyard, with its stunning views of the high peaks of Ben Nuis and Ben Bharrain, overlooking as it does, almost the entire length of the wide fertile Shiskine Valley, and beyond the Kilbrannan sound to the hills of Kintyre, is a very comforting one for many. Relatives too, visiting the graves of loved ones, feel the peace of the place, a little bit of 'heaven on earth'. The Clachan is also a regular place of pilgrimage for families tracing ancestors, who left these shores on emigration ships generations before. Alas nowadays, many choose to be cremated and so there is no headstone to visit, beside those of old friends and relatives who lie there amid its tranquility. Many seeking their fortune oversees, lie forever in distant lands, no trace of them left in the place of their birth and infant nurture. Besides this, many regular Arran visitors, some with connections to the island going back generations, have no memorial in a place they loved and enjoyed. This has for some time been a cause for concern to many.

With this in mind, the Trustees of the Clachan restoration project have devised a scheme that enables anyone who wishes to retain a connection with a place they hold dear, to do so by means of a plaque of remembrance. It is therefore now possible to place specially designed plaques within the walls of the old preaching house, which has been dedicated as an Arran Memorial Garden.

For this purpose beautiful high quality 8in x 6in bronze plaques can be purchased only from the Shiskine Valley Trust, at a cost of £275.00, by contacting Hendry's Funeral Services. (For full details click on the link below). Besides allowing relatives and friends to be remembered, part of the proceeds from the cost of each plaque goes directly to the restoration fund, ensuring that the old Clachan Preaching House will always be properly maintained for future generations to enjoy. 





"By purchasing this plaque you accept that the ongoing maintenance of your plaque becomes the sole responsibility of you and your successors and The Old Clachan Church will not be held liable for any damage to, loss of or deterioration in the condition of said plaque."



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Arran Trust

The  Arran Trust contributed to the restoration of the Old Clachan Church.



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Old Clachan Church, Shiskine, Isle of Arran

Any photos past OR present would be greatly appreciated.


A Brief History of
The Clachan Church & Burial Ground


The building is known today as Clauchan or Saint Molios chapel but is referred to as a preaching or a meeting house in earlier documents from the time of its construction (1805) as was its predecessor Duchess Anne's Chapel (1708)..

Hugh McKerrell writing in 1994 tells us that beside the churchyard at Shiskine are the substantial remains of a simple building. He goes on to say that there is a written a account, still readable in the session minutes for Kilmory of the 23rd December 1708 regarding the building of a preaching house at Clachan by the inhabitants of Shiskine at their own expense.


The Old Clachan Church
is of great historical importance.


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  This batch of photos was  taken before the work started    -    August 2007
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Old Clachan Church 2007

Old Clachan Church 2007

Old Clachan Church 2007

Old Clachan Church 2007

Old Clachan Church 2007
Old Clachan Church 2007

Old Clachan Church 2007

Old Clachan Church 2007


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The following is where the project was at near the end of 2009.

Old Clachan Church 2009

Old Clachan Church 2009

Old Clachan Church 2009

Old Clachan Church 2009

Old Clachan Church 2009

Old Clachan Church 2009

Old Clachan Church 2009


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The following photos take us up to May 2010.


Old Clachan Church 2010

Old Clachan Church 2010

Old Clachan Church 2010

Old Clachan Church 2010

Old Clachan Church 2010

Old Clachan Church 2010

Old Clachan Church 2010