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Whistler's Glen1260 viewsIllegal distilling was a feature in the Gareloch area until about 1830, and Whistler's Glen above Rhu was so named from the practice of signalling the approach of the Gauger or Exciseman. There was also a legitimate distillery at the foot of Whistler's Burn where Aldonaig now stands.
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Clynder and the Gareloch1136 viewsA view of Clynder, Barremman Pier, and shipping moored in the Gareloch. Image circa 1909.
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Black Bridge, Glen Fruin1018 viewsA photograph taken in the 1920s by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager. It shows the Black Bridge in Glen Fruin, with the schoolhouse in the background.
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End of the Pier Show920 viewsThe pier at Barremman, Clynder, built about 1877 on the instructions of Robert Thom, owner of Barremman Estate, was blown up by the Army in November 1967, using 2lbs of plastic explosive, as it was the cheapest way to demolish the pier, which had become unsafe. District Clerk William Swan pressed the plunger at the invitation of D.Smith of Construction and Marine Ltd., Garelochhead. Photo by Donald Fullarton.
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Garelochhead Village905 viewsA view of the Garelochhead Hotel, burnt down some years ago, and the long demolished pier, circa 1905.
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Shandon Hydropathic Hotel877 viewsOriginally West Shandon, this magnificent building was the home of Robert Napier, the greatest figure in Clyde shipbuilding and marine engineering in the mid-19th century. During World War One the Hydro became a hospital, and in World War Two it was used by the army. In 1951 it became a hotel again, but in 1957 it was closed and demolished. From the image collection of the late Nan Moir, of Cove.
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Shandon Hydro Conservatory857 viewsThe Conservatory at Shandon Hydropathic Hotel. Originally West Shandon, this magnificent building was the home of Robert Napier, the greatest figure in Clyde shipbuilding and marine engineering in the mid-19th century. During World War One the Hydro became a hospital, and in World War Two it was used by the army. In 1951 it became a hotel again, but in 1957 it was closed and demolished. From the image collection of the late Nan Moir, of Cove.
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Loch Lomond 1901843 views
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Shandon Hydro Terrace843 viewsOnly the towers on the left remain of Shandon Hydropathic Hotel. Originally West Shandon, this magnificent building was the home of Robert Napier, the greatest figure in Clyde shipbuilding and marine engineering in the mid-19th century. During World War One the Hydro became a hospital, and in World War Two it was used by the army. In 1951 it became a hotel again, but in 1957 it was closed and demolished.
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The Ship Park841 viewsThe Gareloch has often been a haven for shipping, merchant and navy. This photograph looking down on the loch from Whistlefield was probably taken in the 1930s.
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Rossdhu and Glen Luss831 viewsUndated photograph from the past of Glen Luss from Inchtavannach, showing Rossdhu House, ancestral home of the Clan Colquhoun and now clubhouse for the exclusive Loch Lomond Golf Club.
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Garelochhead825 viewsA view of the road into Garelochhead, circa 1904.
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