NS2387 : Mamore Farm, Rahane - hill farm and former SYHA youth hostel

taken 8 years ago, near to Rahane, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Mamore Farm, Rahane - hill farm and former SYHA youth hostel
Mamore Farm, Rahane - hill farm and former SYHA youth hostel
On 1st July 1933, when the Scottish Youth Hostels Association was just 2 years old, it opened a youth hostel at this hill farm near Garelochhead, Dunbartonshire. The area was already served with simple hostels at Inverbeg and Glen Loin (Arrochar), mainly to accommodate cyclists and walkers from the urban centres of central Scotland, so Rahane hostel would add to the possibilities for tours and walks. There were 24 beds in six dormitories. Facilities were good, with water laid on, shower-bath and bath, and camping. Farm produce and dry groceries were obtainable. There were 729 bednights in 1934, but the premises had to be given up unexpectedly on 25th May 1934.
There are two farmhouse here. Mamore Farm (seen here) is nearer the road; further away is Mambeg Farm. The complex is still a working farm.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 2 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  Sport, Leisure  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Housing, Dwellings 
Year (from Tags)
1933 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 231 873 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:2.7473N 4:50.5015W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 231 873
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Former Youth Hostel  SYHA  Scottish Youth Hostels Association  SYHA Historical Archive  SYHA Archive 

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