Monday, September 13, 2010


A lovely place I visited a lot as a child, usually as a stop for lunch on the way to Oban from Greenock! I don't have photos from every occasion but these are a few from the family album.

First of all, the famous castle, of course! I took this (and the two below) in May 1968

The main shopping street

Some lads cooling off in the water!

The Inveraray Bridge on Loch Fyne, August 1968

A postcard I bought in May, 1973

The guest house where we stayed on that occasion.
I wrote to the daughter, Susan, for several years until we lost touch.
I wonder where she is now?

Aunt Gwen at the Castle gift shop, June 1973

Three aunties out for the day! June 1973

More up to date: the last time I was there, in 2009
(View of the town from the other side of Loch Fyne)

The town from the harbourside

Geoffrey and the Inveraray Bridge behind

The Martime Heritage Musuem on the Arctic Penguin

Please see the Undiscovered Scotland page about Inveraray here and the Wikipedia page here for more information!


Shirley said...

I love this castle and the bridge. The contrast of the older photos with the more recent nicely protrays the area. Thank you for sharing this lovely collection of memories.

Jane said...

Thank you so much Shirley!

BPOTW said...

What wonderful, priceless shots! Thanks for sharing...really!

Jane said...

Thanks BPOTW!

Melinda Bogert, Utah said...

Jane, if you took a photo of that castle in May of 1968, I WAS THERE IN DUNOON, KILMUN at the same time! How amazing. Hey, I love the live webcams to Dunoon. Bells is still there!! Love, LOVE, love all your blogs!

I am aching to return to Dunoon! To my "Bonny Scotland'!

Jane said...

Thanks again Melinda!! Yes - amazing we were both in the same area all those years ago!! I'm aching to go back too...we'll be there for two weeks in May, so not long to wait...

Melinda Bogert said...

Jane, your photos, old and new are just breathtaking. When I look at them I feel like I was back in Scotland again. Love the color of the page, the old photos and YOUR blogs!!

Jane said...

Thanks a lot for this!! I was inspired to change the colours of my blogs after seeing yours!! My blogs aren't as full or informative as yours, they are mostly just photos!