Old Travel Blog Photograph Caravan Park Roseneath Scotland


Old travel Blog photograph the caravan park by Roseneath on the western shore of the Gare Loch, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The Rosneath area has been settled from at least 600 onwards, when St. Modan, a travelling missionary, founded a church there. The name Rosneath may have its roots in this era; it is derived from the Gaelic Rossnachoich, meaning " Virgin's Headland. " From 1941 to 1945, Rosneath was home to an important naval base, thanks to its location in the well sheltered natural harbour of the Gare Loch. The Americans used Rosneath Castle as a base of operations. The castle was then abandoned and the remains demolished in 1961. John Anderson was born in Roseneath on 26 September 1726. He was a Scottish natural philosopher and liberal educator at the forefront of the application of science to technology in the industrial revolution, and of the education and advancement of working men and women. He was a joint founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and was the posthumous founder of Anderson's University, later Anderson's Institution, which ultimately evolved into the University of Strathclyde. John Anderson died in Glasgow at the age of 69. He is buried with his grandfather in Ramshorn Cemetery on Ingram Street in Glasgow. Blog post of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to travel and visit one day. Blog post of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to travel and visit one day.



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