This afternoon, August 16th., I collected guest from Glasgow Airport and embarked on a transfer to Oban (about two hours thirty mins drive) as follows:

First, a 45 minute drive to Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. A combination of exceptionally sunny and warm weather plus peak tourist season made for high volumes of visitors at this site, on the southern tip of the Loch.

Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond form Luss, Scotland

Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond form Luss, Scotland

At Luss we visited the quaint heritage village, short pier providing access to the Loch with excellent views of Ben Lomond (Mountain) and St Kessogg’s Church with inverted boat ceiling and Viking era grave in burial ground.

Inverted boat ceiling at Luss Church

Inverted boat ceiling at Luss Church

Statue of St Kessog inside Luss Church.

Statue of St Kessog inside Luss Church.

Viking era 'hogback' burial marker at Luss.

Viking era ‘hogback’ burial marker at Luss.

Colourful Cottage at Luss, Scotland.

Colourful Cottage at Luss, Scotland.

Luss War Memorial, Scotland

Luss War Memorial, Scotland

Next, we continued north-west, tracking the western edge of Loch Lomond and then through the Trossachs region to Tyndrum then directly west to Oban via scenery comprising lochs (including Loch Awe), mountains and wooded hills.

On arrival at Oban we drove straight to McCaig’s Tower which occupies a high elevation vantage point overlooking the town and harbour. The Tower is a late 19th/early 20th century construction inspired by the Colosseum in Rome.

View of Oban and harbour from McCaig's Tower

View of Oban and harbour from McCaig’s Tower

Guest was then deposited at lodgings in readiness for trip to Iona tomorrow whilst the writer toured the harbour on foot with focus on photography.

Oban Harbour

Oban Harbour.

Sunset over Oban Harbour, Scotland

Sunset over Oban Harbour, Scotland

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