A new weekly series of Articles

Bitesize Series

Subjects to include History, People, Castles, Icons, Antiquities etc.

An abridged article on the recently add page on the history of the Semple family.

One of 3 Fairs held in Olden Times.
Was a big day oot for the folk.

The BBC's Hut Man who pioneered
children's radio.

The Founding of Castle Semple
Published in 1865


A Bitesize account of their 
Reign at Castle Semple.


Today's News

Newspaper articles from the past, plus snippets of interest.

The Tale of Ringan Semple.
Plus cheap bread in Lochwinnoch 1896.

Story of the Bridge
Plus the Reward for Honesty 1834

Story of the Early Days
Plus an outbreak of Cholera 1849

Lochwinnoch's Gold Rush
Plus road flooding in 1852!

Argyll’s Rising - June, 1685
Plus decision in the Baby Farming Case

Footnote: In the articles that are edited from the British Newspaper Archive we have tried to keep the spelling and grammar etc. as published in the newspaper