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McCaig`s Tower (Oban)

McCaig`s Tower is a well known folly at Oban in Scotland.

It is accessible from Laurel Road.

The tower stands high above the town, and is a folly started in 1897 by Mr McCaig, a local banker, as a copy of the Colosseum in Rome.

Mr McCaig wished to give employment to otherwise jobless men in the town, and he rather naturally saw to it that the name of the tower would perpetuate his own name.

The tower was never completed, but remains standing proudly overlooking the harbour.

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