An ongoing series of photos taken around the Benderloch area of the Scottish West Highlands. If you would like more information about the area, including tourist and "where to stay" info please visit the Benderloch website - link on sidebar. Enjoy the pictures, and remember that if you click on a picture a larger version will open. Steve.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Historic Pix No.2

Historic comparisons. The view south down the main road out of Benderloch in the early 1900s, and the same view in 2006.

The house on the left was the store and Post Office - notice the doorway is now a window. The building in the distance is the "old" Campbell Memorial Hall which is now a house.

The Hall was built in memory of John Campbell "The Ledaig Bard", a famous teacher/pastor/poet/postman who held a weekly Sunday school in a cave above the sea shore.In late 2005 the road, now the A828 trunk road, was widened and resurfaced.

Lismore Ferry

Sorting through a few pictures on this cold January evening, I came across this view of the Lismore to Port Appin passenger ferry taken last summer. The boat is being piloted by my friend Allan, who had spotted me plus camera/tripod and positioned his berthing perfectly! Its a short crossing, about five minutes from the north end of the island to the mainland a few miles north of us. There's a car ferry which connects Lismore with Oban from further south down the island.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle.

I had a trip out to the Loch Awe area on Monday. This is the view towards Ben Lui (with a little snow). The railway line to Glasgow runs along the loch side and past Kilchurn Castle. An hour later it was sleeting and windy!

A zoomed shot towards the castle. The little bridge over the railway is at the end of Lochawe station platform and the parked carriage is actually a restaurant.

A bit closer to the castle and the view from the front garden of the house I visited.The catkins are good this year.
SJE 2006

More from last Sunday.

Some pictures taken as the cows were coming home and the sun was going down.


Sunday, January 15, 2006

January atmospheric view

Visited some friends who have this view looking up Glen Creran from the western end.
Copyright SJE2005

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Historic Pix No.1

(added later) See entry "Historic Pix No.2"

I thought I would start an occasional posting of historic pictures from the Benderloch area. This is detail from an early 1900's picture showing the main road south out of the village. The building on the left was the Post Office and the distant building is the Campbell Memorial Hall, which is now a house. A new Campbell memorial Hall was built by the Church and is still in everyday use.
Below is a picture of the same bit of road taken last summer. As you can see the road has changed little - but was about to be widened when I took this I'll get a photo which matches the original view soon!