Scottish Tour Guide's Blog

CatsWhiskersTours provide unique tour experiences tailored to suit you. Call +44 (0) 141 638 5500

Browsing Posts in Loch Lomond



Colourful Cottage at Luss

Colourful Cottage at Luss, Scotland

This evening, my focus is on the pretty village of Luss, located on the western side of Loch Lomond. This location is extremely popular with visitors for the following reasons:

Read more on Visit Luss, Visit Loch Lomond…



Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond

Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Ben Lomond, one of Scotland’s more famous mountains. Some key facts:

  • Ben is Gaelic for mountain. Many of Scotland’s mountains are¬† named with this prefix, e.g. Ben Nevis which is Britain’s tallest mountain.

Read more on Ben Lomond, Scotland…



Colquhoun Ancestry

Colquhoun Ancestry, Luss, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the Colquhoun Clan based at Luss on the western shore of Loch Lomond. In course of my frequent tour visits to the heritage village of Luss I have encountered the dominance of the Colquhouns in the area. Further research reveals that the name Colquhoun(meaning narrow corner or narrow woodland) dates back to a grant of land by King Alexander II of Scotland in 1246. Consequent on a marriage in 1346 the name became closely associated with the village of Luss and remains so to this day.

In 1603 the Colquhounshad violent disputes with the McGregors culminating in a massacre of the former by the latter and in turn the outlawing of Clan McGregor and subsequent execution of the McGregor hierarchy.

The name Colquhoun has many variants including Cahun,Calhoun, Colquohoun, Cahoon, Cohoon, Colqueran, Colhoun and Cowan. Read more on Colquhoun Ancestry, Luss, Scotland…