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Mackessog's Church, Luss, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Sunday, May 03, 2009

This evening, I am posting some images following recent visit to Luss on banks of Loch Lomond.

The focus is on Mackessog's Church which dates from 1875 but is just the current iteration of a long line of places of Christian worship on the site dating back 1500 years.

The still image is of the ancient christening font which is made of solid sandstone and is reputed to be 1000 years old. This font continues to be used for baptisms.

The video clip shows the magnificent hammer-beam roof with oak beams and pine rafters. The design is believed to signify an up-turned boat in commemoration of the 1873 drowning of local laird, Sir James Colquhoun. Light condition for the video were not ideal but, nevertheless, key features are evident. It was pleasing to learn that this church will be open to visitors on a regular basis form now on.

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Images of Luss on Loch Lomond Scotland

Friday, September 19, 2008

This evening, I am posting some images of this afternoon's visit to Luss. This is a quaint heritage village having its origins as a community of workers for a nearby slate quarry but now used for social housing. The village also featured in a TV soap 'Take the High Road'.

Here is a view down the main street towards Loch Lomond.


Luss is known for its very neat and colourful gardens. Here are a couple of images.



The village church. This dates from Victorian times but sits on a very ancient Christian site possibly dating back 1500 years.

Hogback grave marker in the churchyard which indicates links with the Viking era.


Here is a just-married couple having pictures taken.

View of Loch Lomond which vies with Loch Ness for largest loch status.

View from the end of Luss pier looking towards the village.

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Tour of Luss Loch Lomond

Monday, March 17, 2008

This evening I am posting images of today's tour Loch of Lomond, Scotland. For March the weather was unusually fine and dry.

Here are some images of former slate workers cottages at Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond and now a heritage site.

This is a view of a snow capped Ben Lomond. In the past I have climbed this mountain.


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