Hills & Mountains
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
The Luss Hills
*I am in the process of redesigning this section to include notes and many more high-res shots*
DOUNE HILL (734m)
Luss village info*
Luss Parish Church has an interesting history with no less than 15 ancient monuments in its graveyard. A place of Christian worship has stood on the same site for 1,500 years, ever since the original building was founded by St Kessog. The present church dates from 1875.
Above: Another distant view from Fynloch Hill. The long whale-back of Beinn Dubh, rises above Luss village. On the left-hand skyline behind it, the jagged outline of the Cobbler contrasts with the elegant, pointed summit of Ben Ime. The snow covered, rounded, craggy peak immediately to its right is Beinn Narnain, the latter two being Munros of the Arrochar Alps. The telephoto shot below, of an Emirates Boeing Triple-Seven on finals for Glasgow Airport, was taken from Gleniffer Braes Country Park above Paisley, and also features Beinn Dubh.
In 1747, blackface sheep were first introduced to Glen Luss, and it was soon discovered that the animals thrived, potentially bringing in great profits for their owners. Landlords and Lairds all across the Highlands began evicting their tenants to make way for the sheep in one of Scotland’s most heartrending episodes – The Clearances. This is the Tupp Bridge in Glen Luss which bears a sculpted sheep’s head and the inscription ‘Wm Johns Built this Bridge 1777’.