Dunoon Goes POP Walk

Event information

Date 26 Apr 2024

Time 1pm to 2:30pm

Cost free

Type History & Heritage Walking, cycling, fitness, sport

Book

Join our Dunoon Goes POP walk of the town, created in partnership with the Dunoon Bothy.

  • Starting point: the bench outside Right Medicine Pharmacy, 67 Argyll Street.
  • Finishing point: Dunoon cemetery, with the option of going for tea and cake at Walkers.

This walk brings together some of the Dunoon Goes POP team’s research around the legacy of George Stirling’s soft drinks factory and the plants, flavours and people that help tell the town’s fascinating social history.

Expect smells, pictures and interesting conversations along the way!

Some gentle hills, but it is mainly a flat walk. Wear sensible footwear and dress for the changeable Dunoon weather!

What to expect

Starting at the original George Stirling soft drinks factory, (the bottom of Ferry Brae) this walk will take you up to the High Kirk and Castle Hill to explore the local connections the town has with sugar and slavery, before heading along the high street to learn more about the flavours and characters that inspire a selection of soft drinks.

The walk will finish in Dunoon cemetery with the option of going to Walkers for tea, cake and further conversations about Dunoon Goes POP.

Support us in developing the idea

The walk will be used to inform Dunoon Goes POP, a new social enterprise we are working on to support sustainable development at a local level.  We are keen to get your feedback on the walk and welcome ideas on how we can create a brilliant experience for our community and visitors.

Our Dunoon Goes POP projects 

Thanks to National Lottery players, we have funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund and we’re running two Dunoon Goes POP projects to help us work towards a socially enterprising approach to local soft drinks production. And, we’re looking for local people to get involved.

To celebrate 150 Years of Dunoon Burgh Hall, we’re making 150 bottles of pop with Dunoon Burgh Hall. We thought that mixing heritage stories, rhubarb growing and pop-making would be the perfect recipe for Dunoon Goes POP to celebrate 150 years of Dunoon Burgh Hall.

As part of this project, we’re delving into the heritage of soft drinks production in Dunoon. Your support will be a great help as we develop our research and ideas for Dunoon Goes POP.