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Moving through the village, past the Church you come into Tighness, now known as Teighness. On the hill above the Manse there are some old ruins. To the rear of The Manse up the hill is The Glebe. This is where the vegetables would be grown and the animals would graze. Some of the properties in Tighness include: -

Arrochar Parish Church - The History of the church can be read on the church website which contains the statistical reports. 
MacCallum’s Shop
at Tighness was the licensed grocer. Also a filling station and a garage that hired out cars. Living here was also Miss Maud who was a dressmaker and Anderson the ‘mussel hawker’. ‘Coee’ lived beside Ivybank. Two tales depict the reasoning behind the name she was called. One was it was haw she called her cow, and the other says she was deaf and everyone shouted ‘coee’ to her!!.
Kirkfield Place known locally as the ‘The Red Sqaure’ or the ‘Kremlin’. These houses were built after the Labour Party’s Housing Act of 1928 was passed. They were the first Council Houses built in the village.
High Kirkfield - Chrissie Fisher moved here from Tighvechtican in 1926. She remembers it being quite a new building so it is thought it was built somewhere about the end of the First World War. It was built in the style of a Glasgow tenement. Chrissie remembers the washhouse and the midden in the back yard. It was for a time owned by Anderson the ‘mussel hawker’.

Henderson’s Hotel
– Temperance. It then became the Loch Long Hotel, it was destroyed by fire in 1955 with the loss of four lives. Other properties included: -The Wee School, Dail Darroch, Benreoch housed the English Church when it moved from Glenloin House, Woodend Cottage, Rhu Glass, Tigh Eirn, Ardmay, MacPhee’s Cottage, Morelaggan Cottage & The Railway Cottages – Morelaggan


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