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Visit Luss Scotland

Monday, July 21, 2008

I am presenting today some pictures of Luss Village.

Luss is a very popular village as it is the setting for the Scottish TV Soap "Take the High Road", and is a lovely spot with beautiful views, as the village is situated around Loch Lomond.

It was originally a village built for slate miners. There were several mills including a corn-mill, a sawmill and even a cotton-mill. Around 1850, the laird cleared their old, turf-thatched cottages and built a new model village for his workers. But many villagers worked in the slates quarries, and you can still find the slates on the roofs of many Glasgow tenements. Luss is now a Conservation Village.

The name Luss could be derived from the Gaelic "Lus", a plant, but others have suggested that it comes from the French "Luce", a lily.

posted by Catswhiskers @ 10:09 AM 


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