Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland

Dunoon Travel Poster Dunoon Castle

Old Dunoon Travel Poster, Dunoon Castle,13th Dule of Argyll, Torquhil Campbell

The Scottish town of Dunoon is on the west side of Scotland north of the Firth of the Clyde river, on the Cowal Peninsula. About the end of the fifth century Scots colonizers came over from Ireland, ousted the rough British tribes who inhabited the area, and settled around Loch Fyne. Earrha Gael, "land of the Gael" they called their new won territory, from which came the later name Argyll. Gaelic was the  language of our ancestors and indeed was the language heard most at Dunoon until the mid nineteenth century. The Gaels gave names to  hills, rivers and townships. These names have survived. Nearly all these names were descriptive. According to one linguistic interpretation, the meaning of the word from which the modern name Dunoon derives is "Hill by the Water". The hill stands just above the Dunoon Pier. A few crumbled stones are all that remain of the castle around which Dunoon  developed. No doubt several more primitive strongholds stood on this hill before the last castle was founded  early in the thirteenth century.


Dunoon's #1 Indoor Attraction, Castle House Museum


Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard News


Dunoon Live Webcams


Holiday Cottages near Dunoon


Dunoon  Scotland, 1999


Cowal Highland Gathering


Tons of info about Scotland and the Clan System


Clan Campbell Society of North America (Denune/Denoon is a Sept of Clan Campbell)


Inveraray Castle, home of the 13th Duke of Argyll, Torquhil Campbell

Since the 1720's the Denune's in America have absolutely and entirely renounced all allegiance and fealty to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereign which they had previously been subject to.


Clan Ross America (Denune/Denoon is a Sept of Clan Ross)


Clan Campbell & Clan Ross

Clan Campbell Tartan Clan Campbell Crest with motto: Do Not Forget Clan Campbell Plant: Bog Myrtle

Clan Campbell of Argyll, Crest with motto: Do Not Forget, plant: Bog Myrtle. 

Clan Ross, Crest with motto: Success Nourishes Hope, plant: Juniper

The Denune/ Denoon names are Septs of the Clan Campbell of Argyll, as well as Clan Ross.