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Recalling the terror of Loch Aweside


IN APRIL 1911, an ostentatious imported car with a chauffeur at the wheel and two passengers in the back turned into the garage in Combie Street, Oban. The vehicle didn’t require mechanical attention.

The Loch Aweside laird, Esdaile Campbell Muir, aged 37, had come to get married to Miss May (Laura Madeleine) Montgomery, aged 18, residing with Mrs Stewart, her aunt, at Soroba House, Oban.

The ceremony, witnessed by Esdaile’s chauffeur and another chauffeur, was of the pagan handfasting type, with the couple’s hands bound together with a cord. When the knot was untied, the couple were driven off.

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