A week in Dunoon in only 44 seconds

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Published Date: 

6 Sep 2011 - 09:32

Web users across the world are being invited to spend a week in Dunoon, thanks to a 44 second time-lapse video taken from Argyll and Bute Council’s Dunoon webcam.

Situated on the side of Argyll House, the camera has a panoramic view across the Clyde and was originally installed so people could watch progress on the construction of the Dunoon linkspan.

Now the linkspan is complete the camera keeps on rolling, allowing users across the globe to check in and see for themselves what the weather’s like, how high the tide is or whether there’s a ferry in the dock.

And a time-lapse video taken over a one week period in August is now available on the council’s web site and on You Tube, showing a full day in 44 seconds.

Councillor Dick Walsh, leader of Argyll and Bute Council and ward member for Dunoon, is delighted Dunoon can be seen by the world with the click of a mouse. He explains:

“I’ve lived in Dunoon for many years and it’s a place very dear to my heart. It’s a beautiful town and I’m always encouraging people to come and visit. Now they can see a quick snapshot of what’s on offer and I hope it will encourage them to make the trip. And it’s a great way for people who have moved away to keep in touch with their home town.

“I hope the webcam and the week-long video will bring Dunoon to the attention of web users across the globe and that they’ll be inspired to see the real thing for themselves.”

The week in Dunoon video and web cam can be seen at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/dunoon-webcam