International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
IVU logo 35th World Vegetarian Congress
'Food for all our futures'

Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
July 8-14, 2002
Hosted by

The Vegetarian Society
of the United Kingdom

Independent Touring Guide to Edinburgh and Scotland

Argyll & the Islands, Loch Lomond, Stirling & the Trossachs

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Cafe na Lusan
9 Craigard Road, Oban, Argyll PA34 5NP Map
Tel: 01631 567268; email:

Café na lusan is situated in Oban, in the West Highlands of Scotland, and provides tasty wholesome food in relaxed, friendly surroundings. They tell us "Using local, fairly-traded and organic food where possible, we do a mix of soups, snacks, curries n' chillies, home-baking and evening meals which you can wash down with a selection of organic wines and beers.
Two computers give www access, we have piles of papers with sofas to soak them up on and we also feature various board games - but be warned we're the All-Argyll Scrabble Champs! "

Cruachan B&B*
Minard, Argyll, PA32 8YF Map
T: 01546 886378

Based in Minard, a village on the banks of Loch Fyne, Cruachan is the home to Linda and Ian Ward and offers not only vegan and vegetarian accommodation but also special interest weekends including such subjects as cookery, herbs, and alternative health.
Evening meals can be taken in the dining room overlooking grounds which are frequently visited by wildlife including deer and many songbirds. The grounds back up into forest, and many walks can be enjoyed in the area, some straight from the doorstep of Cruachan itself.The breakfast menu offers an excellent choice for vegans and vegetarians alike and meals are Cordon Vert standard.
The area of mid Argyll is an excellent place to explore, with the standing stones of Kilmartin, the Crinan Canal and islands such as Gigha, Islay and Jura with reasonable distance.
Cruachan itself is a mixture of the 'old and the new', as a mixture of a 200 year old bothy and modern bungalow.
Enquiries telephone 01546 886378 or e mail

Dunlavanree Hotel - Kintyre
Port Righ Bay, Carradale, Campbeltown, Argyll PA28 6SE Map
T: 01583 431 226

Dunvalanree, located on the bank above the sea shore, was built in 1938 but many art deco features were included and have been retained. It is now a family run small hotel, with only five ensuite bedrooms and a dining room that can also welcome about eight non residents as well as those staying.
Dunvalanree is located on the east side of Kintyre and is a great base if you are interested in wildlife, birds, history, (Robert the Bruce landed in the bay below the house in 1306) or archaeology.
The food is all cooked to order and no finished dishes are bought in. It is this attention to detail that makes Dunvalanree a great place to stay. Phone for details on 01583 431 226 or visit as it is so relaxing to fall asleep to the sound of the sea.

Rahoy Lodge-Oban

Quiet waterfront Location, most rooms with wonderful views of Sound of Kerrera and Mull. Vegetarian owners, special breaks available. Non-smoking. Most Credit/switch accepted Phone/fax 44 (0) 1631 562301 email: web:

Argyll & the Isles Vegetarian Information Centre
Linda Ward, tel: 01546 886378

There may be further information about this region in our Other Vegetarian Guides to Scotland