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Kilmacolm
Gaelic - Cille MhaolChaluim
Population c. 4500 (village) c.7000 (parish)[1]
OS grid reference NS365695
Council area Inverclyde
Lieutenancy area Renfrewshire
Constituent country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KILMACOLM
Postcode district PA13
Dialling code 01505
Vehicle code SA-SJ (Glasgow)
Police Strathclyde
Fire Strathclyde
Ambulance Scottish
Scottish Parliament Trish Godman (Lab), West Renfrewshire
West of Scotland
UK Parliament David Cairns (Lab), Inverclyde
European Parliament Scotland
List of places: UKScotland

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Kilmacolm (Gaelic: Cille Mhaol Chaluim ) is a village or small town in Inverclyde, Scotland although is commonly associated more closely with its traditional county of Renfrewshire. It lies on the northern slope of the Gryffe Valley about 7 miles south-east of Greenock and is chiefly a commuter settlement serving the city of Glasgow as well as the nearby towns of Inverclyde and Renfrewshire. Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Inverclyde (Inbhir Chluaidh in Gaelic) is one of 32 council areas in Scotland. ... This article is about the country. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Renfrewshire was a county of Scotland until their abolition in 1975. ... Strathgryffe or Gryffe Valley (both also spelled Gryfe) (Gaelic: Srath Ghriobhaidh) is the area in and surrounding the valley of the River Gryfe, extending over the counties of Renfrewshire and Inverclyde in the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Greenock (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... Renfrewshire (Siorrachd Rinn Friù in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority regions in Scotland. ...

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History

Kilmacolm takes its name (which translates from Scots Gaelic as 'Cell (or Church) of Columba) from the dedication of its ancient church of St. Columba of Iona. The aisle of this 13th century church adjoins the newer parish church of 1833, now known as the Old Kirk, the site of which has seen religious use since the sixth century. Traditionally it is believed this was the location of a cordial meeting between Columba and St Mungo, patron saint of Glasgow. [2] Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... Dedication (Lat. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... A separate article is titled Columba (constellation). ... Iona is a small island, in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. ... In a modern church an aisle is a row down the middle of the church with a set of pews on each side. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Year 1833 (MDCCCXXXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Saint Mungo, also known as Saint Kentigern, traditional apostle to Strathclyde and patron saint and alleged founder of the city of Glasgow. ...


Kilmacolm has been settled since the Stone Age with traces of pottery and tools found in the area dating back to 1600 BC [3]. During the Roman occupation of Britain, a fort was built at nearby Whitemoss, with a more significant one on Barochan Hill outside of neighbouring Houston. The Romans' continued presence as far north as Kilmacolm was, however, short lived. Stone Age fishing hook. ... Roman Britain refers to those parts of the island of Great Britain controlled by the Roman Empire between 43 and 410. ... Houston is a commuter village six miles to the northwest of Paisley in Renfrewshire, Scotland. ...


Around the church, houses were built for the agricultural workers and traders of the district, but it was after 1836 that the village's character changed somewhat and larger, grander houses started to be built. Traders was a Canadian television drama series, which aired on Global Television Network from 1995 to 2000. ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Duchal Castle

Duchal Castle, on the outskirts of Kilmacolm, was constructed by Ralph de l’Isle (later Anglicised to Lyle) and remained in the family until purchased by the Porterfields in 1544 who remained there until 1710 when much of it was deconstructed and the stone used to build a new home further down the River Gryffe. The name 'duchal' means 'between two rivers' and this indeed is reflected in the Castle's position, set between Green Water and its tributary, the Blacketty Water. The River Gryffe in Renfrewshire The River Gryfe or River Gryffe is a river and tributary of the Black Cart Water, running through the counties of Renfrewshire and Inverclyde. ...


Most significant in the Castle's history was its siege by King James IV of Scotland, following the Lyle's support of an insurrection against him. According to accounts, the inhabitants of the Castle surrendered immediately on the sight of the famous Mons Meg cannon being rolled into position against them. James IV (March 17, 1473-September 9, 1513) was King of Scots from 1488 to his death. ... Mons Meg is a large bombard now located at Edinburgh Castle. ...


The Porterfields were staunch Covenanters and Duchal was widely seen as a refuge when the profession of such sympathies was criminalised and conventicles were held on the natural amphitheatre which is positioned within the present-day 14th hole of the Kilmacolm Golf Club. The estated was sequestered in 1684 and the men of the Porterfield family arrested; it was however returned following the Glorious Revolution. James VI of Scotland (James I of England) was opposed by the Covenanters in his attempt to bring the Anglican Church into Scotland The Covenanters formed an important movement in the religion and politics of Scotland in the 17th century. ... The Conventicle Act of 1664, 16 Charles II c. ... The Colosseum in Rome, Italy. ... Events France under Louis XIV makes Truce of Ratisbon separately with the Empire and Spain. ... The Glorious Revolution, also called the Revolution of 1688, was the overthrow of King James II of England (VII of Scotland) in 1688 by a union of Parliamentarians and the Dutch stadtholder William III of Orange-Nassau (William of Orange), who as a result ascended the English throne as William...


The new Duchal is now known as Duchal House and occupied by the Rt Hon The Lord Maclay, who serves as the Deputy Lord Lieutenant for the village. [4] Baron Maclay is a peerage title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. ... Flag of a Lord-Lieutenant The title Lord-Lieutenant is given to the British monarchs personal representatives around the United Kingdom. ...


The castle is currently abandoned and ruined, and is accessible by a small farm road.


Rail connection & early expansion

With the arrival of the Greenock and Ayrshire railway in 1869, which ran from Greenock to the terminus of the Glasgow and South Western Railway at Bridge of Weir, Kilmacolm became a desirable dormitory settlement for Glasgow. As a result many attractive Victorian villas were constructed, and a significant spa hotel (the Hydropathic) was erected. Stopping passenger services from Glasgow St Enoch station ceased beyond Kilmacolm in 1959 and Kilmacolm became the western terminus of the Paisley Canal Railway line in 1966. The line from Glasgow was closed completely in 1983, although it has been reopened from Glasgow Central station to Paisley Canal Station. The track has been converted into a cycle path, and is now part of the Forth to Firth Canal Pathway. Glasgow and South Western Railway formed part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. ... // The village of Bridge of Weir is located in the Renfrewshire authority to the west of Scotlands largest city, Glasgow. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... A hydropathic establishment is a place where people are given water therapy. ... The St Enoch Centre on the site of the old St Enoch mainline station in 2005, with the former Subway station (now travel centre) on the right St Enoch Station was a former mainline railway station in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. ... The Paisley Canal Railway line originally ran from Glasgow, Scotland, to Paisley Canal Railway Station. ... Glasgow Central is the larger of the two present main-line railway terminals in Glasgow, Scotland, and is managed by Network Rail. ... This article or section should include material from Cycle path debate Segregated cycle facilities may consist of a separate road, track, path or lane that is designated for use by cyclists and from which motorised traffic is generally excluded. ... The Firth of Clyde to Firth of Forth canal pathway is a 106 kilometre (66. ...


Churches

St Columba's Church, the spire of which dominates the skyline of the village centre.
Kilmacolm Parish Church, the "Old Kirk".

Religion has had a significant impact in Kilmacolm's history. It was the site where John Knox performed what was possibly the first Protestant communion in Scotland, a centre for Covenanters and a home for numerous historic religious festivals - often accompanied by drinking and 'riotous behaviour'.[5] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... For other persons named John Knox, see John Knox (disambiguation). ... The Covenanters, named after the Solemn League and Covenant, were a party that, originating in the Reformation movement, played an important part in the history of Scotland, and to a lesser extent in that of England, during the 17th century. ...


The Parish Church, known as the "Old Kirk", is ancient in origin. It's chancel dates back to the 13th century and is incorporated into the modern structure, built in 1830 as a replacement for a structurally unsound 16th century main building, as the Murray Chapel.[6]. As the village evolved, a number of more recent additions to the religious life of Kilmacolm have come and often gone. Kirk can mean church in general or the Church of Scotland in particular. ...


In 1858, a number of the Parish's inhabitants broke away to form a United Presbyterian church in what had until recently been the abandoned Reformed Presbyterian Church. In 1868 the Church of St James was constructed on the site which now houses the Royal Bank of Scotland branch and lends its name to the town's main shopping terrace. The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland (1847-1900) was a Scottish Presbyterian denomination. ... The Reformed Presbyterian Church is a group of denominations following a form of Protestant Christianity related to Presbyterianism. ... The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (Scottish Gaelic: [1]) is one of the retail banking subsidiaries of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, which together with NatWest, provides branch banking facilities in the UK. Royal Bank of Scotland has around 700 branches, mainly in Scotland though there are branches in...


Again in 1900 that a new church was planned, being completed in 1903 - formerly St James Church, now the presently standing St Columba's Church, which dominates the village's skyline. The church, by various unions, has now become part of the Church of Scotland, alongside the Old Kirk. The Church of Scotland (CofS; Scottish Gaelic: ), known informally by its pre-Union Scots name, The Kirk, is the national church of Scotland. ...


Another St Columba's Church existed in the village due to another schism in the parish in the 1870s. The church stood on Bridge of Weir Road, and is recorded as standing in 1907 although the date of its construction is unknown. The magnificent spire and much of the church was demolished in the 1960s, but the main hall still remains and serves as the Kilmacolm Masonic Temple facing onto Glebe Road. The slates from the roof of the old church were used on the roof of "The Glen" being built at that time in Glencairn Road. When the church was demolished, the name St Columba's church passed to the former St James Church. The word temple has different meanings in the fields of architecture, religion, geography, anatomy, and education. ...


In the modern day, there are a number of other smaller but notable churches in the village. Kilmacolm forms part of the Episcopalian (Anglican) Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway and is served by St Fillan's Church. It also falls within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paisley and was formerly associated with the Parish of Bishopton. Since the construction of its first church, St Colm's, in 1945 it has become an independent parish. The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... This article is on the diocese of the Scottish Episcopal Church; for the Catholic dioceses, see the Archdiocese of Glasgow or the Diocese of Galloway. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Paisley is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland. ... Bishopton can refer to the following towns: Bishopton, County Durham Bishopton, Warwickshire Bishopton, Yorkshire Bishopton, Renfrewshire Bishopton, Wigtownshire Category: ...


The village today

Kilmacolm remains a dormitory settlement, although it has expanded less in recent years than many similar small towns and villages. As of the 2001 Census, it has a population of 4,000. A census locality in Scotland is a reporting district for results from the 2001 census corresponding to all or part of an urban area. ...


Notable in the area is the moot-hill (ancient crowning place) near River Gryffe and the ruins of the Norman church of St. Fillan. To the north of the Village, towards Port Glasgow, are the remains of a Roman Fortlet, an outpost on the Antonine Wall. Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed a house in the village (Windyhill). A Moot hall is meeting or assembly place, traditionally to decide local issues. ... The River Gryffe starts near Kilmacolm, Inverclyde District, Scotland. ... Ury House, Aberdeenshire ruined by removal of the roof after the second world war to avoid taxation. ... Norman conquests in red. ... See Fillan, Norway for the Norwegian town in Hitra, Sør-Trøndelag Saint Fillan, Phillan, Fáelán (Old Irish) or Faolan (modern Gaelic) is the name of (probably) two Scottish saints, of Irish origin. ... For the chemist and inventor, see Charles Macintosh. ...


Village centre

The former Kilmacolm Public School, now a community centre which is to be largely renovated and extended.

The village centre is fairly extensive for a town of Kilmacolm's size and is mainly comprised of the streets around St James' Terrace and the cross where Lochwinnoch Road (B786) meets Market Place and the Port Glasgow and Bridge of Weir roads (A761) join. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


There are a number of small shops, cafes and restaurants and two community centres: the old schoolhouse and the present library. Outside the front of the schoolhouse is a rather odd-looking time capsule. A time capsule is a historic cache of goods and/or information, usually intended as a method of communication with people in the future. ...


For many years the village lacked a public house; this was unusual for a village of its size and was due mainly to local regulations preventing the issuing of full alcohol licenses following a poll of villagers taken under the Temperance Act in 1920. This prohibition also contributed to the economic problems of the former Hydropathic Hotel. The site of the former station has now been converted into a public house named the Pullman Tavern while the railway line has now become a cycle path. The Temperance (Scotland) Act 1913 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom under which voters in a district in Scotland were enabled to hold a poll to vote on whether their district remained wet or went dry (that is, whether alcoholic beverages should be permitted or prohibited). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article or section should include material from Cycle path debate Segregated cycle facilities may consist of a separate road, track, path or lane that is designated for use by cyclists and from which motorised traffic is generally excluded. ...


There is presently a proposal[7] to create a new community centre out of the old Victorian schoolhouse and surrounding buildings given that the present 19th centre and library building (the former Buchanan Arms Hotel) has become structurally unsound.


Schools

There are two schools in the village: Kilmacolm Primary School (state) and St Columba's (independent), the latter of the two containing both a junior and senior school. This article is about St Columbas School, Kilmacolm. ...


Kilmacolm Primary School is a relatively recent construction having been moved from the Victorian schoolhouse, now a community building, in the village centre - itself an expansion of the now-derelict school immediately beside it.


St Columba's is housed over two sites - Shallott, on Birkmyre Park, is the former residence of the Birkmyre family and houses the junior school; land beside it is used to house St Columba's various sporting facilities. The senior school, for which extensive renovation plans are being drafted, sits on Duchal Road to the south of the village centre, near its astroturf sporting ground. Prior to 1982, St Columba's was a girl's school. A separate private boy's school, Dardenne Preparatory School, existed until around that time. A preparatory school, or prep school in the United Kingdom, and previously in the British Empire and so the Commonwealth in current English usage, is an independent school designed to prepare a student for fee-paying, secondary independent school (public school). ...


The area falls within the state school catchment area for Port Glasgow High School, Greenock Academy, Greenock High School, Gourock High School or Gryffe High School at Houston, or to be educated privately either within the village or outwith - with the High School of Glasgow or Glasgow Academy being popular locally. Port Glasgow is a burgh in Inverclyde, Scotland on the River Clyde. ... Gourock (Guireag in Scottish Gaelic which means pimple shaped or rounded hill in reference to the many hills surrounding the area,) is a burgh in Inverclyde, Scotland. ... The High School of Glasgow is a co-educational Independent School now located in the Anniesland area of Glasgow, Scotland, with a role of just over 1,000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18. ... The Glasgow Academy is the oldest fully-independent school in Glasgow, Scotland. ...


Parks & recreation

The Knapps Loch, Kilmacolm. The village is shown in the top right.

The village has two main parks, despite being in an open country setting. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 792 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1184 × 896 pixel, file size: 176 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Knapps Loch, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire with some of Kilmacolm shown in the upper right hand side. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 792 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1184 × 896 pixel, file size: 176 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Knapps Loch, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire with some of Kilmacolm shown in the upper right hand side. ...


Birkmyre Park is located to the north of the village centre and was donated by Adam Birkmyre (1848-1906), a family owner of the Gourock Ropework Company, on the 7th of June 1890 and has been held in trust by the village (and subsequently the local authority) since 1897 "for the use, benefit, enjoyment and recreation of the public in all time coming." [8] The Park has a number of tennis courts, rugby pitches and a putting green and is home to the Birkmyre Rugby Club. The main area is used for athletics, association football or cricket depending on the season. The present pavillion is being modified to house a gym and cafe and shall be reopened in summer 2008. A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ...


A fair is held in Birkmyre Park over one weekend in May at the same time as the agricultural show mentioned below.


The other park is considerably smaller and located on West Glen Road. It formerly had a large pond, but this has recently been filled in as it was unmaintained and considered a hazard.


Craigmarloch Wood lies opposite Leperstone Loch overlooking the Firth of Clyde. A semi-ancient woodland, it has the remains of a Vitrified Iron Age Fort, last surveyed in the early 1960s. Sessile Oak and Scots Pine probably planted in the 1700-1800s with raised bog areas. Serious arson attacks have destroyed some areas and natural regrowth is now encouraged. The Craigmarloch Wood Project, a not for profit organisation, has now been set up to manage the area.


Aside from these, the local Duchal and Milton Woods, and the Knapps Loch are popular locations for similar pursuits. The Knapps is the location of the local agricultural show as well as the Bonfire Night celebrations held by the Kilmacolm & Quarriers Village Conservative & Unionist Party. There is also a Wildlife Reserve to the south east, administered by the Scottish Wildlife Trust[9] and Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park has a Visitors' Centre and camp site located in the country a short distance from the village. Bonfire Night can refer to a number of occasions: St. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ...


There is also a Kilmacolm Golf Club[10].


Local government

Kilmacolm and Quarrier's Village are governed as part of the local authority area of Inverclyde. In local council elections, Kilmacolm was a safe Conservative ward and typically elected the Conservative member to the council.[11] Following the death of Councillor Alex Calvert, a by-election was held in the village on 8 February 2001. Turnout fell to 43.9%, down from 65.3% in the 1999 election, and turned Kilmacolm into a Tory-Liberal Democrat marginal ward, with the Conservatives - represented by the former councillor's wife Helen Calvert - lead being slashed 29% to 6%. Inverclyde (Inbhir Chluaidh in Gaelic) is one of 32 council areas in Scotland. ... The Scottish Conservative Party (officially the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party), often referred to as the Scottish Tories (see Tory), is the part of the British Conservative Party that operates in Scotland. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ...


In 2003, Liberal Democrat Tom Fyfe was elected by a narrow margin in Kilmacolm, also marking the return of control of the council from Labour to the Lib Dems.


Following the introduction of proportional representation in local council elections, Kilmacolm was joined with Port Glasgow to create a four-member ward known as Inverclyde East in time for the 2007 local elections. The four councillors currently representing the ward are Tom Fyfe (Liberal Democrat), Jim Macleod (Scottish National Party), Stephen McCabe (Labour), and David Wilson (Conservative)[12]. Proportional representation (sometimes referred to as full representation, or PR), is a category of electoral formula aiming at a close match between the percentage of votes that groups of candidates (grouped by a certain measure) obtain in elections and the percentage of seats they receive (usually in legislative assemblies). ... Port Glasgow is a burgh in Inverclyde, Scotland on the River Clyde. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Scottish National Party (SNP) (Scottish Gaelic: is a centre-left political party which campaigns for Scottish independence. ... This article is about the Scottish Labour Party founded in 1976. ... The Scottish Conservative Party (officially the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party), often referred to as the Scottish Tories (see Tory), is the part of the British Conservative Party that operates in Scotland. ...


The village also has a community council to represent it. It is now part of the West Renfrewshire Scottish Parliament constituency and the West of Scotland region. For elections to the Parliament of the United Kingdom, it now falls within the Inverclyde constituency having previously been associated with the constituency of Renfrewshire West. Community councils (CCs) are the most local official representative bodies in Scotland and Wales. ... West Renfrewshire is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). ... West of Scotland is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. ... Type Bicameral Houses House of Commons House of Lords Speaker of the House of Commons The Right Honourable Michael Martin MP Lord Speaker Hélène Hayman, Baroness Hayman, PC Members 1377 (646 Commons, 731 Peers) Political groups (as of May 5, 2005 elections) Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats... Inverclyde is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... West Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire West may mean or refer to: West Renfrewshire (UK Parliament constituency) West Renfrewshire (Scottish Parliament constituency) Category: ...

Quarrier's Village

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Quarrier's Village

Located around a mile and quarter south of the village is the settlement of Quarrier's Village, built by the Glasgow philanthropist William Quarrier as a children's home in several cottage-style settings. The cottages no longer serve this function and are all now residential. Quarrier's Village falls within the local authority ward and community council area of Kilmacolm and they have in the past shared numerous functions such as school boards. A great deal of residential development has taken place in Quarrier's in the past decade and is ongoing, expanding its size considerably. A typical example of the Orphans Homes, now used as a private residence. ... William Quarriers house in the village which now bears his name. ...


References

  1. ^ http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~mckirdy/pages/population.htm
  2. ^ http://www.kilmacolmoldkirk.org.uk/about.html Old Kirk website 'about us' section
  3. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~strat3926/Ptrfld/kilmacolm-porterfields.htm
  4. ^ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199293/cmhansrd/1993-01-22/Writtens-6.html
  5. ^ http://birlinn.birlinn.co.uk/book/details/Kilmacolm-9781841586212/
  6. ^ http://guide.visitscotland.com/vs/guide/5,en,SCH1/objectId,INF52204Svs,curr,GBP,season,at1,selectedEntry,home/home.html
  7. ^ http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~mckirdy/
  8. ^ http://www.portglasgow4u.co.uk/birkmyre/birkmyrepark.html Quoted section of the Birkmyre Trust document
  9. ^ http://www.swt.org.uk/wildlife/popup_reserves/west/glenmoss.htm Glen Moss Wildlife Reserve
  10. ^ http://www.kilmacolmgolfclub.com/ Kilmacolm Golf Club website
  11. ^ http://www.alba.org.uk/localby/kilmacolm.html
  12. ^ http://election.theherald.co.uk/results2007/wardbyward/display.var.1375688.0.inverclyde.php

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Kilmacolm 1 Nursery Grove, Kilmacolm PA13 4HW T rav el directions From our Kilmacolm Office proceed in a south w esterly direction on Lochwinnoch Road (B786), trav elling over the r ailwa y bridge and tur n 2nd right into Castlehill Road.
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