Dalmally

Dalmally ( Dhail Mailaidh ) is a large village on the Oban line near the mountain Ben Cruachan. Near the station, there is a hotel (Glen Orchy Hotel) with restaurant, plus a general store, post office and pharmacy.  As well as many local forest walks, there is a nearby monument dedicated to Duncan Ban MacIntyre - a celebrated 18th Century Gaelic poet - which can be reached via the old military road.

The village was the birthplace of the Rt Hon John Smith, leader of the Opposition in the Westminster Parliament from 1992 to 1994. A plaque marks his former house, Baddarroch, which is near the station.  11 02 09damally 156 02a web.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

(Above) Dalmally station with a Glasgow-Oban train about to depart on a February morning. The station and canopy are the original Caledonian architecture dating back to when the line was opened as far as Dalmally in 1877. The mountains in the background form the eastern end of Ben Cruachan.

 

 

 

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