Our oral history project, Cowal Connections, continues to be rewarding. We've had lots of interesting tales of life in Dunoon so far, as well as some fun stories about the goings on at the funeral of the last Duke of Argyll to be buried in the mausoeleum, so we've been hoping to find people with memories of everyday life in Kilmun over the past century. Well, today we got lucky! A lovely lady who was born and raised in Kilmun, and who has always kept a home here - even when life took her elsewhere - came to our fourth session in the Visitor Centre tea room.
She's blessed with a truly excellent memory and regaled us with accounts of the thriving and bustling village that Kilmun was back when the post office and telegram station was still in operation. Did you know that residents of Kilmun found it more convenient to hop on a ferry boat to Greenock to do their shopping than to make their way to Dunoon? Or that, although there wasn't a scheduled ferry to Sandbank, there was one always waiting to shuttle you there from Kilmun and back; all you had to do was wave it down, like a taxi!