Brown Bull Pub, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the pleasant, residential community of Lochwinnoch which lies about 20 miles (32 km)  S.W.of Glasgow.

Summary information as follows:

  • Origin of name not clear. May mean ‘Loch of the Birds’. There is no Loch (lake) Winnoch .
  • History dates back to the 12th century although the area was inhabited in prehistoric times.
  • Situated on southern bank of Castle Semple Loch (immediately below).
  • Population about 2600.
  • In the 18th and 19th centuries was home to numerous textile mills and furniture making enterprises. Image shown at foot of this post was formerly a silk mill which has been converted to residential accommodation.
  • Community is served by three churches: two Presbyterian and one Catholic.
  • Home to a wetlands bird watching centre which is located on the southern end of Castle Semple Loch.
  • Served by a railway line. A second railway line was closed and the route converted to a cycle and walking path with direct link to Paisley.
  • Water and land based recreational facilities are available at Castle Semple Visitor Centre on the western side of the loch.

Here is a video clip of the centre of Lochwinnoch

Castle Semple Loch, Scotland

High Street, Lochwinoch, Scotland

Corner Bar, High Street, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

Liberal Club, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

Our Lady of Fatima, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

Library, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

Architecture in High Street, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

Calder United Free Church, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

Church of Scotland Presbyterian Church, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

War Memorial, Harvey Square, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

Three Churches Inn, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

Calderhaugh Mill, Lochwinnoch, Scotland

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