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The History of the Lamont Family

The History of the Lamont Family

The surname ‘Lamont’ was originally found in Argyll, which was known as the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata. This is now part of the region of Argyll and Bute, in western Scotland. The name ‘Lamont’ has Scottish and medieval roots, and was acquired from the pre-7th...
The History of the Lamont Family

Top Things to Do in Loch Lomond

Starting from the town of Inveraray, the Cowal Peninsula is a huge area of land that sits on the breathtakingly beautiful Loch Fyne, travelling all the way down to Ostel Bay. Home of Knockdow House in Dunoon, Argyll, this is an enchanted part of the world, known as...
3 Questions to Ask Before Visiting Scotland

3 Questions to Ask Before Visiting Scotland

In recent years, Scotland has experienced an increase in international tourism. In 2012 it was voted ‘the most beautiful country in the world’ by Rough Guide Magazine, while U.S. television show, Outlander (set and filmed in Scotland), has also contributed to its...
Celebrities of Scotland

Celebrities of Scotland

While Scotland is renowned for its stunning scenery and otherworldly wildlife, it is also well-known for the many celebrities who hail from the region. Billy Connolly Sir Billy Connolly, CBE, is a Scottish stand-up comedian, musician, actor, presenter and artist. Born...