The overall ambience of a place is a combination of smells , sounds, tastes and sight. We have many different things here at the station - an eclectic mix of old and new but the secret is the stories of each and everyone of our pieces .
There is heart and soul in the many special pieces here at the station.
We have had many workaways and Woofers who have created something here and left their stamp on the place .
We are so delighted and overwhelmed to have a very special piece of furniture made for us by a regular guest and friend .
It is specially for the Writers Retreat and it adds so much to the space in a practical manner and a wistful and whimsical way.
Thank you for this magical gift to the station , full of heart and created with love ...fits here perfectly.
We have been delighted to receive a wonderful letter from a lovely lady who has great memories of spending time with her Grandfather here at Dalmally Station .
Laurence Hamilton was a very well thought of man .
We have heard lots of stories of his kindness to many travellers and locals alike.
He was very good at gardening and kept the planters and baskets filled with colour throughout the season wining many prizes
The best gift for us was the photos carefully looked out for us .
Such a joy to look into the happy past of the stations history and share the memories with those who bring it alive .
Thank you Ibs
"Thank you so much for saving it. Dalmally and the station holds a very dear and special place in my heart and in the hearts of all my family. I hope to come up on day to visit one day. Here are a few pictures I found of the station, my Grandfather and me, 1984-86 roughly. I wish you both all best for the future"
So much of our rugged islands coast has had its cobwebs well and truly blown with the spate of storms that have blown in and out .
Beautifully bright and snowy on the mountains the rain has washed the new grass and softened the ground around Dalmally .
Under the Victorian canopy we still have to water the plants which are bright and cheerful .
Much work is now being done with final pruning of the apple and fig trees.
The excitement of newly sown seeds and a little more warmth and light to have them emerge .
Even in the rain the wildlife is abundant here and birdsong fills the air .
The weather does impact on the trains and each storm brings its own challenges .
We have had many returning visitors this month who love the peace and tranquility our beautiful location gifts us .
https://vimeo.com/364464637 Please have a look at this wonderful interview to discover how this station has been transformed
How lucky are we at the railway station to have the stunning Victorian canopy to cover and protect us from the worst of the elements . The temperature is at least 5-10 degrees higher than the temperature off the platform and the plant life truly flourishes . It does seem a little strange to have to water when the rain is making loud noises on the glass of the canopy .
Liz and Graham
About Us Graham and Liz own and run Dalmally Railway Station. The village of Dalmally is near Loch Awe in Scotland. Dalmally Station is on the Oban branch of Scotland’s picturesque West Highland Line; originally part of the Callender and Oban Railway. Dalmally’s setting amidst mountains, lochs and wildlife makes it a perfect destination. Photograph of Graham and Liz courtesy of Gary C. Brown. Used with permission.