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Dunagoil

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Dunagoil, a headland on the SW coast of the Isle of Bute, 1 ½ mile NW of Garroch Head. Rising to a height of 119 feet, and offering to the sea a steep and rugged acclivity, that terminates in a lofty, cavernous cliff, it presents also to the land side a precipitous ascent, difficult of access, and scaleable chiefly by a narrow rugged ledge at the southern extremity. Its flattish summit, retaining vestiges of an ancient vitrified fort, supposed to be Scandinavian, commands an extensive view along Kilbrannan Sound and the Firth of Clyde.

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