On the bonnie, bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond

O ye’ll tak’ the high road, and I’ll tak’ the low road,
And I’ll be in Scotland a’fore ye,
But me and my true love will never meet again,
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond

My momma was born in Glasgow, and my Granny moved to near Loch Lomond while my mum was still little. Although my Mum has now lived in London since she was 18 when my sister and I were little we used to spend our summer holidays visiting the Loch and nearby Glens.

I try to go and visit my wee Granny once a year, and I always take my camera to snap around the Loch.

We normally visit a wee village on the west bank of the Loch, where the Scottish soap opera ‘Take the High Road’ was filmed. It is a very picturesque little village, with small cottages that in the winter months have traditional wood burners, leaving that soft lingering smell of burnt wood as you walk across the small pebble beach.

The church at the south end of the village is a very pretty little church, name after St Kessog, who brought Christianity to this area.

There used to be a few slate quarries nearby, and when walking the Luss Heritage Trail (about 2.5km walk) you can see the amount of slate nearby still. As we walk, we skim stones with our cousins (well we did when they were little, they are now 18 and 21!) and walk to the end of the pier at Luss (in the summer have an ice cream from the shop on the pier). I have never been in for a paddle though, far too cold!

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