Portincaple is a small hamlet at the north end of the Rosneath Peninsula
and is made up of about 57 residential properties. It lies within a
natural wooded area on the shores of Loch Long with a shoreline of
1mile just across from the entrance to Loch Goil.
Portincaple was a
holding post for cattle brought over from Ardgartan on the other side of
Loch Long. It also had a stone quarry , some of the stone was used to
build the Custom House at Greenock. The famous West Highland Railway
Line runs through the site of the old Whistlefield station at the
bridge, alongside Portincaple.
Two local fishing boats trawl Loch Long for
prawns. At the south end of Portincaple are some rocks into deep water
which is a very popular spot for fishing.
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