summers in the 1930s and year-long during World War II, Charles McArthur
rented Stuckgowan from the Colquhoun Family. Among the people shown in
the video are Mr. Charles McArthur, his wife Mary Jane (Mollie) Tait
McArthur; their four sons, Ronald, John, Alastair, and Colin, and the
sons' friend Alastair McLay; gamekeeper James Campbell and his daughter
Mary Campbell; a male friend and fishing partner who lived across the
loch; and a man who may be the second gamekeeper or perhaps Archie the
gardener. Mr. McArthur died at Stuckgowan in April 1942, and Mrs.
McArthur lived there for some time thereafter. The passing paddle
steamship must be either the Prince George or the Prince Edward which
were of very similar design.
This footage is and may take a few moments to load. It was kindly provided Robert
McArthur whose family also owned a house in Strachur.
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Screen Test and
Stuckgowan Loch Lomondside with music from Howard Page on Vimeo.