After more than a decade, the Gareloch and Rosneath Peninsula website will be going offline on 24th May 2013. We hope it has been of use to people (and the statistics suggest it still is to many), but running a site like this does take people's time to keep it updated, and effort to raise sufficient money to pay for the server fees. Such time is in short supply, so the decision was made not to renew the server rental for another year. Many people have contributed over the years, too many to mention here, but special mention shoud be made of Margaret Isaacs, who has been present from the beginning and wrote most of the original site, to Lee Robinson, who worked with Margaret programming the site, and to Andrew Reid, who was largely responsible for the design of the new-look site and sourced so many of the photographs on these pages.
Alun ap Rhisiart, Webgroup Chairman and developer.
Rosneath Peninsula is quiet, peaceful and very relaxing. Its name derives from the Gaelic ‘Rosneimhidh’, meaning a sanctuary - most appropriate as the visitor escapes from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Garelochhead (Ceann a' Gheàrrloch in Gaelic) is the first town reached as you approach the Peninsula via the A814 from Helensburgh and provides the gateway to the Peninsula.
On ‘the Peninsula’ the villages of Clynder, Rosneath, Kilcreggan, Cove and Coulport are secluded little communities, amidst natural beauty with a character all of their own. Portincaple nestles on the shore at the northern end of the peninsula.