Arran Memorial Garden, Shiskine, Isle of Arran, Scotland

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 The Arran Memorial Garden &
Old Clachan Church

The Arran Memorial Garden is here
 as a multi-faith / no faith location.

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 £299, by filling in the contact form, that goes to Hendry's Funeral Service. 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.

Old Clachan Church Plaque

Here is a sample Bronze Plaque  8" X 6"

£299  -  cost of a plaque of remembrance

Please click here for the online form to apply...

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

Arran Trust

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

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The Arran Memorial Garden (Old Clachan Church) is situated in the west of the beautiful Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK.

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