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Luss

(Clachan Dubh, Lus)
Argyll and Bute

An attractive grey slate village located on the western shore of Loch Lomond, Luss lies 8 miles (12 km) south of Tarbert. Originally named Clachan Dubh meaning the 'dark village', it is believed to have taken the name Luss from the Gaelic for a plant.

Developed by the Colquhouns of Luss who lived at nearby Rossdhu House, Luss pier was developed as an outlet for slate from nearby quarries and as a steamer landing for tourists. Now a conservation village with cottages built to house cotton mill and slate workers in the 18th and 19th centuries, it is the setting for the TV series High Road. Luss Parish Church dates from 1875 but was built on an ancient religious site which was home to St. Kessog in the early 6th C. This church is a locus for religious tourism, but also for celebrity weddings given its situation overlooking Loch Lomond. There is a Visitor Centre in the village, while Rossdhu is now the home of Loch Lomond Golf Club, with its championship course designed by Tom Weiskopf.


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