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The Oban Times July 2013

Aug 17, 2013

The Oban Times 11th July 2013

 

KING ARTHUR LEGEND COULD BECOME ARGYLL TOURIST BOOM

 

 

The Oban Times 11th July 2013

 

KING ARTHUR LEGEND COULD BECOME ARGYLL TOURIST BOOM

 

LEGENDS of King Arthur and Merlin could yet become recognised as a part of Argyll’s identity when a fact-finding meeting is held next month.

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Researcher and advocate Adam Ardrey has released two books detailing his belief that the king who pulled the sword from the stone was from Argyll and that the Isle of Iona is, in fact, Avalon - his reputed burial place.

Adam recently attended a meeting of the Oban, Lorn and Isles area committee and has been invited to speak further to Argyll and Bute Council’s next month, where he will make his pitch for the area to jump on a potential tourism boon.

Timing

He said: ‘The timing is perfect for Arthur.

‘There is bound to be a lull in Columba-based tourism fol­lowing this year of celebration of Columba’s arrival in Argyll. The matter of Arthur can take up where Columba left off - they were, after all, contemporaries.

‘Better still, as I said to the area committee, if you ask 100 Americans ‘who was Columba?’ you will be lucky to find one in 100 who will know. If you ask 100 Americans who King Arthur was, you will be lucky to find one in 100 who does not know.

‘Many millions of them will want to visit the places where he was active, especially if they can see things like to stone from which he took a sword [Dunadd Fort] the site of his most famous battle [Badden] and the place that came to be called Camelot, [somewhere near Dunadd] – all while standing on the same spot.’

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