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TITLE
Oban and Bay
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PRISCUS_WCS6358
PLACENAME
Oban
DISTRICT
South Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
George Washington Wilson
SOURCE
Mark Butterworth - Priscus
ASSET ID
29593
KEYWORDS
McBrayne
steamers
castles
Dunolly
Kerrera
Sound of Mull
Duart
Maclean
Morvern
Ardtornish
Lords of the Isles
parliaments
battles
Harlaw
Tobermory
Oban and Bay

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.

Oban will be found a most convenient point to start from on board one of Mr. McBrayne's well-appointed steamers, so with the last bell and the steam whistle sounding in your ears, the steamer glides gaily along through Oban bay, passing Dunolly Castle on the right and Kerrera on the left then enters the Sound of Mull. Still steaming on, you pass Duart Castle with its gloomy memories of the treacherous Maclean, while away on the Morvern shore stands the remains of Ardtornish Castle, where at one time the Lords of the Isles held their rude parliaments and discussed ways and means for the subjugation of Scotland, which for them ended disastrously at the battle of Harlaw. The first place of importance we touch at is Tobermory.

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Oban and Bay

ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride

1890s

McBrayne; steamers; castles; Dunolly; Kerrera; Sound of Mull; Duart; Maclean; Morvern; Ardtornish; Lords of the Isles; parliaments; battles; Harlaw; Tobermory

Mark Butterworth - Priscus

Imaging the Past

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.<br /> <br /> Oban will be found a most convenient point to start from on board one of Mr. McBrayne's well-appointed steamers, so with the last bell and the steam whistle sounding in your ears, the steamer glides gaily along through Oban bay, passing Dunolly Castle on the right and Kerrera on the left then enters the Sound of Mull. Still steaming on, you pass Duart Castle with its gloomy memories of the treacherous Maclean, while away on the Morvern shore stands the remains of Ardtornish Castle, where at one time the Lords of the Isles held their rude parliaments and discussed ways and means for the subjugation of Scotland, which for them ended disastrously at the battle of Harlaw. The first place of importance we touch at is Tobermory.