TEN FACTS ABOUT DUNOON & COWAL

Scottish Field - - ARGYLL -

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.

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