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St Conan’s Kirk

St Conan’s Kirk is an enigma. Many readers will pass by on a regular basis and never imagine the glory that lies within. But a visit to St Conan’s is surprising and enchanti ng.

The Kirk is a testament to the brilliance of its designer, Walter Douglas Campbell. Arriving in the area in the late 1870s, Walter bought the nearby island of Innischonan and built a stately mansion house where he lived with his sister Helen and his mother. The elderly Mrs Douglas Campbell found the long drive by carriage to the parish church in Taynuilt, some seven miles away, to be too much for her, so her son thoughtf ully decided to build her a church close by.

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