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Oban and the Land of Lorn

Oban and the Land of Lorn

Oban and the Land of Lorn Oban and the Land of Lorn. This major new book from Chris Uncles covers a wide area and is split into three sections. Part one, Inverary to Port Appin, includes Dalmally, Stronmilichan, Lochawe, Taynuilt, Bonawe and the Lorn Furnace, the nearby granite quarries, Ardchattan Priory, Benderloch, Ledaig, Lochnell Castle, Eriska, Barcaldine Castle, Creagan Bridge, Tynribbie, Castle Stalker, Port Appin and a glimpse of Lismore. Part two is entitled 'Oban - Glen Nant - Ford' and features a wide range of pictures of the town of Oban and its maritime and commercial activities - sheep arriving on the quayside en route to market, the partly submerged hulk of PS Grenadier alongside the North Pier, and Henry Scrivens' famous photography studio (the full story of Scrivens' life and work in Oban is told at the beginning of the book). Dunollie Castle, Ganavan Sands, Dunstaffnage, Connel, Achnacloich, Tailor's Leap, Taychreggan, Portsonachan and Ford also feature. Section three is entitled 'Oban to Dunadd' and begins with pictures of Oban's South Pier and Lighthouse Pier, before continuing southwards to the Slate Islands of Kerrera, Seil, Easdale and Luing. Mainland locations on the road to Melfort are also included. This book is much more than just a collection of pictures of Lorn locations - the area's agricultural, industrial and maritime history is covered too, along with transport by road, rail and water, and the story of the establishment of this part of the Highlands as a Victorian tourist Mecca.

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