1913 : 18 Jun - Alexander Archibald McGougan 1876 - 1948 / Isabella MacDougall 1883 - 1925

Duncan McGougan 1861 - 1924


Coille Bhraghad
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To explore - here is a modern walk -

Copper / Silver / Nickel Mine - []

Campbell and Sandeman, M and M (1964) 'Mid Argyll: an archaeological survey', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol.95 Page(s): 101
Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale) Page(s): Book No. 8, 39 Held at RCAHMS Ref
Rankine, A G (1987) 'Mining enterprises in Mid-Argyll', The Kist, vol.34 Page(s): 17-22

Copper mine near Inverary in the south-west Highlands. Between 1854 and 1867 more than 400 t of nickel ore was produced.
A silver mine disused before 1870, when the workings and inclines were still visible. (Name Book 1870.)

Replacement deposits in Dalradian metasediments
Two former copper mines near Inverary in the south-west Highlands of Scotland produced small quantities of nickel. Between 1854 and 1867 more than 400 t of nickel ore, comprising pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, pyrite and pentlandite, were produced from the Coille-bhraghad deposit. At Craignure, about 10 km to the south-west, similar nickel ores were initially discarded and later removed from the dumps. No modern studies have been conducted at these localities, but the ore seems to be a replacement of quartzitic bands within the predominantly pelitic Dalradian metasedimentary sequence. The extent of the mineralisation is unknown, but as the deposits occur at similar structural levels close to an extensive suite of metabasic intrusives, potential may exist for further occurrences along strike between the two bodies.


Also a fish pond on 1875 map - which was used for curling
(need to look for a report in newspapers referred to - (Cairndow v Inveraray); Annual 1911. 1885; 17 Jan.; Glasgow Herald; Dalmally v. Inveraray

Newspaper article about a New Glen Shira hydro scheme that refers to an past scheme that was built to power light at the Castle
| The Glasgow Herald - May 30, 1955