The former St Andrew's School, Shandon House
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Shandon is an affluent settlement of houses forming a village on the open sea loch of the Gare Loch in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Shandon overlooks the Rosneath Peninsula to the west and is bordered by Glen Fruin (Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Freòin) to the east, which is the site of the Battle of Glen Fruin, one of the last clan battles in Scotland. Fought on 7 February 1603, in which an estimated 300 warriors on foot from the MacGregor Clan claimed victory over an estimated 600-800 men from the Colquhoun Clan on horse-back.
Shandon is 4 miles north west of Helensburgh, 9 miles west of Loch Lomond and 33 miles north west of Glasgow city centre. Formerly in the county of Dunbartonshire, it developed alongside other similar settlements in the area, in the 19th century, from a hamlet to a fashionable residential area for wealthy Glasgow merchants and several mansion houses still remain. Shandon Castle and Faslane Castle, dating from the Medieval age once occupied prominent positions in the area.
West Shandon House, built in the 1840s by John Thomas Rochead for Robert Napier, often described as 'the father of Clyde shipbuilding' was a prominent landmark and was renowned for housing Napier's extensive art collection. It later became a hydropathic institution, It was discussed to be demolished, however protests stopped the process and the building still stands to this day in disrepair.
Since the 1960s, Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde has been based between the outskirts of Shandon and the village of Garelochhead at Faslane, and it occupies the whole of the former grounds of West Shandon House.
- Faslane Castle, Shandon Castle, and St Michael's Chapel, the sites of two castles and a chapel nearby
- West Shandon House
- TURKISH baths at Shandon House in the Helensburgh Heritage
- Media related to Shandon, Argyll at Wikimedia Commons
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