Visit tae the bonny wee toon of Dunoon

Whilst the country enjoyed the bank holiday, Rachel Bhandari and I set our sights on visiting Dunoon Castle House Museum. Travelling through to the West Coast, the weather got progressively sunnier and the ferry ride from Gourock to Dunoon provided spectacular views in the sunshine. On landing at the pier, the museum was clear to see – being a stone’s throw from the ferry point. Housed in the 19th century holiday home of the Lord Provost Ewing of Glasgow, within the grounds of a ruined medieval castle, the museum certainly lived up to its name. Walking up to the museum we were greeted at the door and given a warm welcome before sitting down to discuss Accreditation and possible digital resource opportunities. Whilst this took the core of our time, we were pleased to still be able to fit in a tour of the museum and the diverse collections on display. Hearing the stories of the local area, volunteers’ involvement in local digs, and local connections with events depicted in the displays was a great addition to the tour and we were sorry that the ferry timetable cut it short. As we sailed away, looking back at the town, I made a mental note to add Dunoon to my list of places for a day out.

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