Dunoon (/dʌˈnuːn/; Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Omhain) is the main town upon the Cowal peninsula in the south of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is on the western shore of the upper Firth of Clyde, to the south of the Holy Loch and to the north of Innellan.
The forward history of Dunoon often revolves concerning two feuding clans: the Lamonts and the Campbells. Dunoon was a popular destination later than travel by steamships was common vis-Ð°-vis the Firth of Clyde; Glaswegians described this as going “Doon the watter”. This diminished, and many holidaymakers started to go elsewhere as roads and railways improved and the popularity of overseas travel increased.
In 1961, during the peak of the Cold War, Dunoon became a garrison town to the United States Navy. In 1992, they closed their Holy Loch base, and Dunoon suffered an economic downturn. Since the base’s closure, the town and surrounding Place are once again turning to tourism, marketing to uncovered enthusiasts and wildlife lovers as without difficulty as promoting festivals and competitions. The largest annual concern held in the town is the Cowal Highland Gathering. The Royal National Mòd has been held in the town eight times, most recently in 2018.