Luss

Luss ("Lus" in Gaelic) is a village in Argyll & Bute, Scotland, on the west bank of Loch Lomond. Its original name is "Clachan dubh", or 'dark village'. Ben Lomond, the most southerly Munro, dominates the view north over the loch, and the Luss Hills rise to the west of the village.

Saint Kessog brought Christianity to Luss in 510 AD, but the present Church of Scotland place of worship was built in 1875 by Sir James Colquhoun, in memory of his father who had drowned in the loch in December 1873. Luss is the ancestral home of Clan Colquhoun. Nowadays Luss is a conservation village, with a bypass carrying the busy A82 trunk road. Many of Luss' cottages are described as 'picturesque'. There is a Kiltmaker and a Bagpipe Works.

In recent years, Luss became famous as a result of being the main outdoor location for the Scottish Television drama series "Take the High Road". Despite the fact that the programme is no longer made, Luss still plays up its television connection, and uses its fictional name 'Glendarroch' on some of the buildings.

The village also hosts a water taxi service to Balloch, at the south of the loch, allowing visitors to transfer on into Glasgow by train or visit its shopping centre, Lomond Shores. Luss Pier is a popular starting point for boat trips on the loch.

The Loch Lomond Golf Club, site of the Barclays Scottish Open, is within the village's borders.


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