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Quarriers Village - Guided Tour
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13.09.14 (Tours at 11:00,13.00 and 15.00)
By Bridge of Weir PA11 3SX
Quarriers Village - Guided Tour - Image 1

William Quarrier began caring for destitute children in Glasgow in 1870. He resolved to take these children from the Victorian institutional environment to a children’s’ village where they could live in cottage style homes with house parents. The Mount Zion Church was central to the village of 40 cottages, a school, a fire station, workshops, a farm and other facilities.

Between opening in 1878 and the mid 1980s the Orphan Homes cared for over 30,000 children.


Building Date: 1870

On a guided walk of Quarriers Village, you will learn all about the history of the Orphan Homes of Scotland and founder William Quarrier.  The picturesque village remains largely unchanged since its beginning in 1878 and is a fascinating piece of social history.


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Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Post
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13.09.14 (12.00-18.00) - 14.09.14 (12:00-18:00)
Skelmorlie
Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Post - Image 1
Forewarned is Forearmed the motto of the Royal Observer Corps as the uniformed personnel trained for the unthinkable-A nuclear attack on the United Kingdom. 
See what information the Skelmorlie monitoring post would have provided during the ‘Cold War’ using the original equipment and instrumentation to determine the Ground Zero, blast and fallout effects of an nuclear weapon attack on the West of Scotland. An underground, atmospheric, hands on experience not to be missed! 
Access to the underground protected post is by climbing down a 15ft vertical steel ladder from an entrance shaft on the surface.  Tours last one hour, however due to access restrictions the underground visit is restricted to adults and teenagers only.  Building date 1965.  



Building Date: 1965

Pre-booking of a tour is essential due to restricted space and numbers.  Telephone 07513 504115 to book a place and get directions.

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St John the Evangelist Church
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13.09.14 (10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00) - 14.09.14 (14.00-16.00 )
Union Street, Greenock,  PA16 8JJ
St John the Evangelist Church - Image 1

The present building was consecrated in 1878, designed by Paley and Austin of Lancaster - their only Scottish church. 

The intricately carved rood screen based on a medieval screen in Gloucestershire and designed by H Q Tarbolton, was given by the family of Sir John Kerr, one time Governor of Bengal. 


Architect: Paley & Austin
Building Date: 1878

Volunteers will be available to answer questions.

Sunday service at 11.00am 

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