Kirkhill Church is up for sale as LEAP deal falls by the wayside
£175k price tag on historic building
A man accused of unleashing a tirade of physical abuse against a woman in Rutherglen had his court case adjourned until June 17.
David William Black is accused of throwing containers of liquid at the woman, following her home, seizing a telephone from her hand, grabbing her by the hair and repeatedly punching her on the head on March 20, 2016. Black, of Richmond Place, is also accused of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner by repeatedly kicking a door, shouting, swearing and throwing a telephone against a wall.
The 37 year old denied all charges against him when he appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday, April 18.
Bail was continued.
Cambuslang Parish Church’s Kirkhill building has been put up for sale following the Lightburn Elderly Association Project’s (LEAP) failure to take over the premises.
The building on 3 Cairns Road has been put on the market for £175,000 and has been described as ‘suitable for a variety of uses’.
LEAP revealed in January that they could not raise enough funding to refurbish and convert the building, which is the former Cambuslang Old Parish.
Discussions between the church and the project had started last year, with the hope that the facility could be used as a community resource for older people.
Last August the church voted for the building to be of alternative use in the community and the building was then placed on the open market to gauge interest in a cash sale.
But LEAP’s plans were halted and now the owners, Church of Scotland, are looking for potential buyers.
Rev Leslie Milton was disappointed at the failed LEAP bid but is hoping it can remain as a community resource.
He said: “The building has been placed on the open market for a few months now and it is the desire of the kirk session that it should continue to be an important resource for the community of Cambuslang.
“We are now just waiting for interest in the building.
“We think there has been a church on the site since the 12th century and the current building has been there since 1843.
“People were very concerned as it has been a community resource for a number of years and they would like it to remain as one.
“It has a very long history and we stopped using it as a place of worship in 2009.
“There have been some weddings and funerals there but it has not been in regular use for a few years.”
The Old Parish building fell out of use in the merger of the Old Parish, Trinity St Paul’s and St Andrew’s Churches to create Cambuslang Parish Church in 2008.
Selling agents, Rightmove, say the church is a substantial sandstone building that boasts many fine stained glass windows and stone features.
Located adjacent to the junction of Howieshill Road andVicarland Road, the property comprises main entrance hallway with twin doorways leading to the nave.
It has twin curved stone stairways leading to the upper level and access to a large gallery overlooking the nave and alter.
The original organ is located off the altar.
It is said to be suitable for a variety of uses and internal viewing is necessary to appreciate the layout.
The ceiling height in the nave measures approximately 36ft.
Important resource for the community of Cambuslang
For sale Cambuslang Parish Church’s Kirkhill building is on the market