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1811. Excerpt: ... ROSDOE. 35 it. Near the ninth milestone we
passed Ross Lodge, on our right, the property of Mr. Colquhoun; and
soon afterwards came in sight of Rosdoe, the seat of Sir Jamiis
Colquhoun of Luss. This house is most charmingly situated, on a
rich peninsula, projecting into the lake, so as to appear
insulated: the ground is finely wooded, and a tower of the old
castle, the habitation of Sir James Colquhoun's ancestors, and
probably that in which the laird was murdered by the Macgregors,
forms an excellent contrast to the modern mansion: some very bold'
and rugged mountains compose the back ground; indeed, a more
charming situation than this is seldom seen. A Little farther on
the same side of the road, stands Carnstradden, the property of one
of the ancient family of Colquhouns; and still to the right, on the
side of a hill, is a valuable quarry of blue slate. From 250,000 to
360,000 slates have been annually exported from it. Many of them
are sent down the lake, and along the Leven to Greenock, Glasgow,
and Paisley, but the greater part goes across the lake to
Stirlingshire This quarry employs about twenty hands. There is
another on the estate of Luss, but not quite so extensive. Leaving
this quarry, we crossed the water of Luss, a furious torrent,
precipitating itself from the lofty mountains on the left, Star.
Account of Luss.. .. VILLAGE OF LUSS. into the lake. Soon after
crossing this turbulent stream, we arrived at the village of Luss,
and breakfasted at the inn, but found the attention and
accommodations very indifferent. This village is situated on a flat
piece of ground, projecting into the lake, through the middle of
which, the water of Luss passes, whose banks are beautifully
cloathed with wood. It may indeed be observed, that wherever we
find a p...
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