Dunoon is a small coastal resort on the Firth of Clyde, 2 miles from Sandbank.
Dunoon Castle, now ruined, dates from the 13th century and was one of the strongholds of the Clan Campbell.
There is a much loved statue of Robert Burns` Highland Mary, the tragic Mary Campbell.
Cowal Highland Gathering is one of the largest in Scotland.
The politician Virginia Bottomley was born at Dunoon.