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Toberonochy (Luing)
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Toberonochy (Luing)

Latitude: 56 13'N
Longitude: 05 37'W
Country: Scotland

Ownership: Robert and Hilary Latimer
Type: Private
Contact name: Hilary Latimer
Telephone no: 0191 529 5235

About Toberonochy (Luing)

The sheltered conservation village beside Kilchatton Bay in the Sound of Shuna was once a thriving quarrying community. The pier was built to enable the slates to be shipped all over the country. The quarry produced some 50,000 slates a week for the Glasgow market. Production ceased in 1914 with the First World War and subsequent attempts to re-open to quarry failed. The harbour walls were built from slates and hints at Toberonochy's past. A deep, former slate quarry is situated just behind the harbour.

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