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Cultural in Dunoon

Cowal Highland Gathering

One of the closest Highland Games to the southern cities, this Dunoon extravaganza is held in late August. The spectacular finale features more than 1000 bagpipers saluting the chieftain.
Italian in Dunoon


This pretty little cottage restaurant is a welcome retreat from the vaguely depressing centre of Dunoon, with a cosy interior and a few tables in the tiny garden. It serves solid takes on Italian food, with a good r…