Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland

Dunoon Travel Poster Dunoon Castle

Old Dunoon Travel Poster, Dunoon Castle

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


Clan Campbell Society of North America,  Denune/Dunoon is a Sept of this clan


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


Clan Ross America, Denune/Dunoon is a Sept of this clan


Balnagowan Estate, ancestral home of Clan Ross chiefs, 

purchased in 1972 by Egyptian business magnate, Mohamed AL Fayed, who restored the property and employes many locals. Mohamed is the father of Dodi Fayed who was in a romantic relationship with Princess Di, with whom he died in a car chase in Paris.


Clan Campbell & Clan Ross

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

Clan Campbell Tartan; Crest with motto: Do Not Forget; plant: Bog Myrtle. 

Clan Ross Tartan; Crest with motto: Success Nourishes Hope; plant: Juniper

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