Did You Know?
- McCaig's Folly, Oban
The skyline above the town of Oban in Argyllshire is dominated by a building looking like a replica of the Colosseum in Rome. It is known as locally as "McCaig's Tower" but many Scots are more familiar with the term "McCaig's Folly".
Built in 1897 by a local banker, John Stuart McCaig, it was erected at a cost of £5,000 as a job creation scheme at a time of high unemployment in the area.
It was never completed, probably just as well, as it was intended to have statues of McCaig's ancestors in the apertures.
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