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Showing posts with label Strone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Strone. Show all posts

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Firth of Clyde

A panorama showing the hills above Strone and the entrance to Loch Long,the picture was taken from Gourock.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

A Western ferry making her way to Dunoon with the village of Strone in the background.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


Winter sunshine lights up the hills above the village of Strone

Tuesday, 12 January 2010


Strone is a small village on the Cowal peninsula at the point where the north shore of the Holy Loch becomes the west shore of the Firth of Clyde.

The name comes from the Scottish Gaelic for nose, and applies to the hill above the village as well as to Strone Point. It adjoins the settlement of Kilmun on the loch, and the village of Blairmore on Loch Long. It used to have its own pier and was a regular stop for the Clyde steamer services.

High on the hill sits the imposing Dunselma, a Scottish baronial style house. It was built as a sailing lodge for the wealthy Coats family (proprietors of the eponymous Paisley mills) in 1885-7 by the Paisley firm of Rennison and Scott. It later became youth hostel and still forms a landmark clearly visible from the other side of the Clyde. It is a Category B listed building.