Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond

Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond from Luss

This evening, I am focusing on Luss, a charming and popular village on the banks of Loch Lomond, about 30 minutes from Glasgow.

Luss Village, Loch Lomond

Luss Village, Loch Lomond, Scotland

The name ‘Luss’ derives from the Gaelic for ‘herb’. The village was developed in the 19th century to house workers in a nearby slate quarry but became famous as setting for a now defunct  daytime T.V. soap called ‘Take the High Road’. Today Luss is principally a  community of retired people.Each year many thousands of tourists visit Luss because of a combination of attractiveness, Loch Lomond location and being conveniently situated on the main tourist route from Glasgow to the Western Highlands.

Other important features:

  • Occupants of the the 19th century, stone built houses in the centre of Luss take great care in maintaining the properties and enhancing same with colorful plant (including roses) displays.
  • Visitors may venture out on a small pier to view the southern end of Loch Lomond and, visibility permitting, Ben Lomond (a mountain).
  • St. Kessog’s Church, a 19th century structure on a very ancient Christian site dating back to the 6th century. The Church ceiling replicates an upturned boat whilst in the graveyard can be seen a very old (9th century?) Viking era burial stone called a ‘Hogback’.
  • For refreshment there is the excellent Coach House Cafe known for its value meals and teapots.
  • Local clan is Clan Colquhoun who have established a Clan Centre for visitors on the loch shore.

    Tea Time at Coach House Cafe

    Tea Time at Coach House Cafe, Luss

Himalyan Poppies, Luss

Himalyan Poppies, Luss, Scotland

Colourful House, Luss

Colourful House, Luss, Scotland

Colourful Garden at Luss
Colourful Garden at Luss, Scotland

Viking Era, Hogback
Viking Era, Hogback, Grave-Marker

St. Kessog's Church, Luss
St. Kessog’s Church, Luss, Loch Lomond

Luss is a pleasant location with appeal to many visitors.

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