When it was built, this amazing Grade A listed building was the largest motor car factory in the world. Its marble and sandstone façade, reminiscent of an Edwardian town hall or railway station, is just part of a factory that originally covered 11 acres.
After a six million pounds restoration the building now houses retail shops with a special dedication to Scotland's motoring past from the Scottish Motor Museum Trust. No charge is made for entry.
The Trust is run by a dedicated group of unpaid volunteers, and has been financed by donations and grant aid from various bodies including The Heritage Lottery Fund and West Dunbartonshire Council.
When you visit the building you will be able to follow the history of the world's most palatial car factory told on interpretation panels in the building.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, this plant was turning out more motor cars than any other factory in Europe. However, this was short lived: in 1910 only 452 were made – half of what was needed to keep the company profitable. Many fine Argyll motor cars found their way to the more prosperous south of England.
The Trust is run by volunteers and supports various local bodies including the Dunbartonshire Festival, Loch Lomond Enterprise and the Community Service Scheme.