Tobermory Harbour

This morning, I collected guests from Glasgow Airport and embarked on a tour as follows:

First to the village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond where we visited the Parish Church and its ancient, Viking era, ‘hogback’ burial marker which may date from around the 9th century.

Luss Parish Church

Hogback

Next, north with a brief stop at Tyndrum to our intermediate destination of Oban, a popular tourist destination and ferry port on the west of Scotland.On arrival we visited the McCaig’s Tower viewpoint followed by lunch then guests joined a one hour tour of the Oban whisky distillery (which dates from the late 18th century). Finally, we visited the nearby Dunollie Castle and associated buildings which are connected with the Chief of Clan McDougall and her family.

View from McCaig’s Tower.

McCaig’s Tower which was modelled on the Colosseum

Oban Distillery.

Dunollie Castle.

Oban Harbour

Oban Harbour

Next, we connected with the mid-afternoon ferry crossing to Craignure, Isle of Mull. Upon arrival we drove directly to Tobermory to view its famous (and colourful) harbour.

Boat Graveyard at Salen, Mull.

Tobermory.

Video clip of Tobermory Harbour

At end of the day, we returned to Craignure to check into our lodgings for the night.

Tomorrow we visit Iona.