Strone

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Strone
Strone Point.jpg
Strone Point
Scotland
Scotland
Strone
Strone shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NS 19300 80700
Council area
  • Argyll and Bute
Lieutenancy area
  • Argyll and Bute
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUNOON, ARGYLL
Postcode district PA23
Dialling code 01369
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Argyll and Bute
Scottish Parliament
  • Argyll and Bute
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°59′07″N 4°53′53″W / 55.985146°N 4.8981713°W / 55.985146; -4.8981713Coordinates: 55°59′07″N 4°53′53″W / 55.985146°N 4.8981713°W / 55.985146; -4.8981713

Strone; (Scottish Gaelic: An t-Sròn) is a village, on the Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute in the Scottish Highlands at the point where the north shore of the Holy Loch becomes the west shore of the Firth of Clyde. The village lies within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.[1]

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 Village[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 was bought by the Scottish Youth Hostels Association in 1941, and they used it as a hostel until 1965. It still forms a landmark clearly visible from the other side of the Clyde, and is a Category B listed building.[2]

It is on the A880 road.

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

Gallery[edit]

Strone
Strone Church - geograph.org.uk - 1191149 
Strone Pier (derelict) - geograph.org.uk - 865180 
Strone Hill from the Firth of Clyde - geograph.org.uk - 1000964 
Strone Terrace - geograph.org.uk - 865190 

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/rr-content/uploads/2016/07/Downloadable-map-of-Loch-Lomond-and-the-Trossachs-National-Park.pdf
  2. ^ "Listed Building Report". Hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk. 1988-02-02. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 

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