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This morning, I collected a mini-coach group totalling 15 persons from central Glasgow and then proceeded as follows:

Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond

  • Fisrt stop at the quaint and colorful heritage village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. Here we viewed the immaculate cottage gardens together with vistas of Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond (mountain).

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Today, I participated in a fascinating ‘ Ardess Hidden History Trail’ close to Loch Lomond taking in a very wide range of topics including  local flora, industrial archaeology, old settlements, wonderful scenery-and even a mention of Roy Roy!  This landscape has been managed by man for hundreds of years, although, apparently not, during prehistory. Sites of interest included:

  • Ruins of numerous domestic dwellings dating from 1700s and 1800s.
  • Evidence of iron smelting on a  small scale, possibly dating back to the 1400s-1600s.
  • Rigg and Furrow-small scale agriculture.
  • Coppicing-woodland management of oak trees.

Here is an image of the Loch with resident swans taken from Rowardennan.

Loch Lomond View

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This morning, I collected my group of five guests from the Crown Princess Cruise Ship at Greenock at about 0830am and then proceeded as follows:
  • Drove through the old industrial port areas of Greenock and Port Glasgow, past Port Glasgow Timber Ponds along the River Clyde and acroos the Erskine Bridge to our first stop at Luss, a very quaint and colourful village on the banks of Loch Lomond. Just before the village we stopped to admire some extremely colourful gardens at private houses.

Colourful Garden at Luss

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