Dalmally is a quaint village in Argyll and Bute proximate to the A85 and the West Highlands railway line, just east of Loch Awe. Called Dseart Chonnain in Scottish Gaelic, which means "Pebbled Valley", Dalmally may have been founded as a satellite settlement in service to the nearby Kilchurn Castle.
The western part of Dalmally is centred around the Dalmally Railway Station, built in 1877 as a temporary terminus to the Callander and Oban line until its extension to Oban was completed in 1880. While the original station house was destroyed by fire in 1898, the rest of the original construction remains and is currently in service. Uphill from the station is a monument dedicated to the Gaelic poet Duncan Ban MacIntyre. The view from the monument offers a spectacular vista of the surrounding countryside.
The eastern part of Dalmally features a church dating from 1811 with a unique octagonal central tower, commissioned by the fourth Earl of Breadalbane. The church is situated next to an eighteenthcentury bridge across the River Orchy used historically as a dedicated military thoroughfare.
Dalmally also features a hotel with modern amenities.
Pictures of Scotland by Ewan Chrystal