The ‘Farewell Tours’ announced by the Argyll Mausoleum restoration project team will take place at St Munns Church in Kilmun in Cowal at 12.00 on each of the following dates:
- 9th March
- 30th March
- 13th April
- 27th April.
These will be tours guided by experts, followed by refreshments.
The fee is £4 with no charge for children – but donations towards tea and coffee are requested, since this is part of the energetic campaign to raise the substantial match funding required for the project.
These particular ‘Farewell Tours’ have nothing of sadness about them because, rather than facing the end of its story, the Argyll Mausoleum is looking forward to the start of a new one.
So its closure, after this sequence of tours, will be for the restoration the project has long been determined to bring about.
These occasions will be the last opportunities to see the mausoleum in its dilapidated state, to commit to memory what it is like now, to compare later with what will be something of a magic wand transformation with the coming restoration process.
The tours will also be a chance to learn the story of the mausoleum, the nature of its decay and the plans for its renewal from authoritative presenters.
In coming to grasp more of Argyll’s history in what was a feisty part of the world in clan conflicts – Clan Campbell and Clan Lamont feature heavily, these tours will also offer rich assistance.