Highlighting the rich heritage and stunning landscapes of Argyll's east Cowal peninsula


Historic Kilmun holds AGM with guest speaker

Historic Kilmun will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 4th October from 7pm and will include a guest speaker presentation from architect Michael Davidson on proposed improvements and adaptions to the historic venue. Michael explained: “We will be holding a community conversation about the improvement and adaptation of the building to meet the

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Cowal Open Studios weekend (23-26 Sept)

Cowal Open Studios weekend (23-26 Sept) The spectacular Cowal peninsula in Argyll, just an hour or so west of Glasgow, is where the sea lochs shape reality and the mountains get big! It’s also an area that’s played a pivotal part in Scottish history with landmarks aplenty.  Entirely apt then that a growing number of

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Get in the picture with 2023 calendar

The ECHO Trails is hoping to produce a 2023 calendar that highlights the east Cowal peninsula throughout the year with all proceeds from sales going towards the Dunoon foodbank project. If you have any photos you’ve taken throughout the year that showcase our magical part of the world and would like to be considered for

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Echoes of the past on east Cowal heritage trail

Puck, the mischievous sprite from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, would be suitably impressed by the idyllic Argyll woodland trail that bears his name. Puck’s Glen, just a five minute drive from Dunoon with its ferry links to Greenock and Gourock, is one of a number of historical and natural landmarks that form part of the

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Graphic artist Katie inspired by Cowal move

Graphic artist Katie Edge Mellor, a recent arrival to Argyll’s Cowal peninsula from Sheffield, is forging her own, unique way in the world of creative arts. A member of the burgeoning Cowal Open Studios (COS) artists’ network, Katie is heavily committed to adopting an environmentally friendly approach to every aspect of her commercial work and

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Cowal move pays off for fibre artist Mhairi

The Cowal Open Studios artists’ network is linking up with the ECHO Trails to showcase the work of artists across the area at Historic Kilmun on the 24th and 25th of September. Here we profile the innovative fibre art of Cowal resident Mhairi Scott.  Cowal move pays off for fibre artist Mhairi Moving to Argyll’s

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