Strone

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Strone
Strone Point.jpg
Strone Point
Strone is located in Argyll and Bute
Strone
Strone
 Strone shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NS193807
Council area Argyll and Bute
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Argyll and Bute
Scottish Parliament Argyll and Bute
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 55°58′59″N 4°54′00″W / 55.983°N 4.900°W / 55.983; -4.900

A Vanguard class submarine leaving its base on the Clyde. The village of Strone is visible in the background.

Strone (Scottish Gaelic: An t-Sròn) is a village in Argyll in south-west Scotland at the point where the north shore of the Holy Loch becomes the west shore of the Firth of Clyde.

Origin of name[edit]

The name comes from the Scottish Gaelic for nose, and applies to the hill above the village as well as to Strone Point. It adjoins the settlement of Kilmun on the loch, and the village of Blairmore on Loch Long. It used to have its own pier and was a regular stop for the Clyde steamer services.

The Town[edit]

A high road on the side of the hill serves additional houses including Dunselma, a Scottish baronial style house above the point. It was built as a sailing lodge for the wealthy Coats family (proprietors of the eponymous Paisley mills) in 1885-7 by the Paisley firm of Rennison and Scott. It later became youth hostel and still forms a landmark clearly visible from the other side of the Clyde. It is a Category B listed building.[1]

It is on the A880 road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Listed Building Report". Hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk. 1988-02-02. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 

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