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Ancient Scots clock chimes again

Scotland’s oldest known working clock is running again after undergoing a major refurbishment.

The ancient timepiece, which dates back to 1565, was put back into place on Friday in the bell tower of a 14th Century parish church in Lanarkshire.

Historic Scotland had the clock removed from St Bride’s in Douglas last year after it began to slow down.

The mechanism was given a complete overhaul and a new clock face was fashioned from hard wood.

The clock is said to have been a gift to the village of Douglas from Mary, Queen of Scots.

Full story at BBC Scotland.

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