TEN FACTS ABOUT DUNOON & COWAL
At the peak of the Cold War, Dunoon was made a garrison town for the US Navy.
Damon Albarn’s famous song The Selfish Giant reminisces about an inspired night in Dunoon.
Actress Julianne Moore’s mother is from Dunoon; she still has family there.
The area lies on the Highland boundary fault, resulting in dramatic natural features due to the crack in the earth’s surface.
The 1646 Dunoon Massacre occurred when Clan Campbell invaded and slaughtered many members of Clan Lamont.
The Victorian Dunoon Pier is one of the best surviving examples of its kind.
The Cowal Highland Gathering is the biggest Highland games in the world, attracting around 23,000 people.
In the 19th century ‘Dunoon on the Cowal’ was a popular resort for holidaying Glaswegians.
The Cowal Way is a popular coastal path, stretching 57 miles.
During WWI and II the ruined Dunoon Castle was fortified for the defence of the River Clyde.