We spent a great deal of time during our holiday visiting this beautiful village on the banks of Loch Lomond. Luss is Gaelic for herb and the village was so named after St Kessog. As Irish missionary to Scotland, he was martyred, and the legend is told that herbs grew on his grave.
The village of Luss is characterised by the neat row of cottages that once belonged to the slate quarry workers that worked in the surrounding area. The appealing thatched cottages built by the Laird around the village have slate roofs, as timber was in short supply. Now they are a popular tourist attraction, and the main street leads down to Luss pier.
This is the focal point of the village where there are ice cream vans and holiday makers taking advantage of water sport activities. There are also beautiful views of the Luss Hills and Ben Lomond with their peaks reflecting on the water. Luss church is away from the tourist track and has a quiet atmosphere as it sits overlooking the water.
A feature of Luss is the nearly developed Faerie trail which my granddaughters loved and takes in the nearby forest and river valley. You buy your tickets from the Airstream trailer in the Luss overspill carpark before heading off into the forest and meeting the Faeries. Luckily no Trolls can be seen as they are all in School learning how to behave. Luss is a delightful place to stay and is a perfect base for exploring Loch Lomond and its surroundings.
All pictures were taken with the Fujifilm x100v