of Clan McFarlane received a charter of the lands of
Inveruglas Castle was built on the Island of Inver Douglas
which became corrupted to Inveruglas. Inverbeg until
recently, was known as Nether Inveruglas.
Castle or House was
built on Island I Vow
Inveruglas Castle was bombarded by the troops of Cromwell
and burnt down.
Chiefs of McFarlane were living in Island I Vow at this
date. Descendants of the Chiefs were living in Island I Vow
as late as the late 19th Century.
During the reign of King James the sixth, the Chiefs of
McFarlane stayed at Claddach Mor, Tarbet, which was a small
three roomed thatched cottage.
Descendants of the
Chiefs of Clan McFarlane were staying in Inverhoulin and
first part of Inverioch Castle or House was built by John,
19th Chief of McFarlane. There is a stone still
over the present front door to commemorate this date. This
house was later to become Arrochar House and then the
cobbler hotel. At the present time there is dispute as to
whether the centre part or the rear part of the house was
the first to be built.
|1784 7th July
estates of McFarlane of Arrochar were sold to Ferguson of
Raith. William Douglas of Brighton was the factor for
Ferguson of Raith and he stayed in Inverioch House.
Duke of Argyll took a tack of lease of the lands of
second part of Inverioch House was added by the Duke of
lands of Arrochar were sold to Colquhoun of Luss.
third part of Inverioch House, the present front part, was
added by Sir James Colquhoun of Luss. This last built part
of the house, the present front of the house looks out over
Loch Long, but when the first part of the house was built
the front looked towards the McFarlane avenue of oak trees,
and over towards Loch Lomond from where the MacFarlanes had
|1834 28th Jan
||John Colquhoun, second son of Sir James
Colquhoun of Luss, married Frances Sara Fuller-Maitland, had their honeymoon on
the Isle of Wight, then travelled in their own carriage, with post horses, to
their first home of Arrochar House, given to them by Sir James Colquhoun. John
Colquhoun and family left Arrochar House at some point but
came back to Arrochar House to stay there between 1873 and
Arrochar House was owned and being run as a temperance Hotel
by Mrs Annie McLeod.
Then Bobby Campbell from Alexandria, bought Arrochar House
and changed the name to the Cobbler Hotel, adding a new
extensions to the side. He also built the cottage at the
front of the hotel -
Cruachan - now a bed and breakfast.
||Pam and Maurice
Root-Reid bought the hotel from Bobby Campbell. They lived
at Cruachan. They also built the extension to the right in
1984. Cruachan was sold in 2001.
Arnold/Sheerings bought the hotel and carried out extensive
refurbishment throughout. They changed the name to The