This afternoon, I met guests arriving at Glasgow Airport. We elected to avail of a short trip out to the heritage village of Luss  on the banks of Loch Lomond. Here is the base of Clan Colquhoun.

Quaint House, Luss

Quaint House, Luss, Loch Lomond

On arrival at Luss we walked through the old village, now a retirement community but originally built to house workers in a nearby slate quarry, then on the small pier to view the famous loch with Ben Lomond (mountain) part hidden by cloud. Houses here are very well kept with colourful gardens.

McKessog's Church, Luss

McKessog’s Church, Luss, Loch Lomond

Next we walked along the loch edge to the local Presbyterian church dedicted to St Kessog, an early Christian missionary. This church was re-built in the late 19th century to commemorate the  drowning in the loch of the local Laird with a party of  workers. The interior roof is notable for its design as an upturned boat, in recognition of the boating accident. In the attached burial ground is a ‘hogback’ grave-marker dating from the Viking era, maybe 9th century AD.

Interior, Luss Church

Interior, Luss Church, Scotland

Viking Hogback Grave

Viking Hogback Grave,Luss

Next we went to the local Coach House cafe for refreshment before returning to Glasgow and lodgings for the night at Kelvingrove.

Weather today was cloudy and overcast with light rain.

Tomorrow we head for Skye and the Highlands.

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