Lochanside

John 'Jock' McLellan of Dunoon (1875-1949) was a very prolific composer. From pre Boer War through the Great War right up to WW11, he was composing. As a piper of his times, he composed many tunes that reflected his military background. He enlisted in 1892 at age 17 with the Highland Light Infantry and went with the 1st Battalion to Malta in 1897. He saw action in the Boer War in South Africa, where he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry in the field.

He was however a man of Cowal and very many of his tunes were named after this part of Argyllshire. Lochanside (Lochan being the Scottish word for a wee loch) is named after Loch Loskin at the back of Dunoon.