Heritage Trail > The Village Of Ardlui
Ardlui is a picturesque village at the top of Loch Long approximately 12 miles from Tarbet along the A82. The Ardlui Hotel and Marina are familiar landmarks. Ardlui school was in use from 1855 until 1942. The first school seemed to be somewhere at the end of Stuckindroin Farm, it was only opened in the winter months.
In the 20s scholars were
transported down to Tarbet when they became 12 yrs old. By 1933
the role had dropped to 5 and all pupils were taken to Tarbet
The school closed at this point. However by 1940 the roll had
increased again due to the influx of evacuees and it was
considered to be cheaper to re-open the school than pay
transport costs. It re-opened until 1944 when it closed for
good. Over the years of the school being opened there were
Ardlui Church was built in 1895 to serve Shepards and construction workers involved with the building of the West Highland Railway.