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Encyclopedia > Argyll and Bute
Argyll and Bute Council
Earra-Ghaidheal agus Bòd
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Location
Geography
Area Ranked 2nd
 - Total 6,909 km²
 - % Water  ?
Admin HQ Lochgilphead
ISO 3166-2 GB-AGB
ONS code 00QD
Demographics
Population Ranked 23rd
 - Total (2005) 90,870
 - Density 13 / km²
Scottish Gaelic
 - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}}
Politics
Argyll & Bute Council

http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/ Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 480 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2733 × 3411 pixel, file size: 221 KB, MIME type: image/png) Date 2006-04-07 Author User:Barryob Permission See below. ... Map of Scotland Although Scotland is a relatively small country, with a land area of 78 772 km², its geography is highly varied, from the rural lowlands, to the barren highlands, and from large cities to uninhabited islands. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by area. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Lochgilphead Location within the British Isles Lochgilphead (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Loch Gilb) is a burgh of around 3000 people in Scotland, the administrative centre of Argyll and Bute, the council being based at Kilmory Castle, around which is located a woodland park and an Iron Age fort. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by population. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ...

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Argyll and Bute (Earra-Ghaidheal agus Bòd in Gaelic) is both one of 32 unitary council areas; and a Lieutenancy Area in Scotland. The administrative centre for the council area is located in Lochgilphead. The Scottish National Party (SNP) (Scottish Gaelic: is a centre-left political party which campaigns for Scottish independence. ... This is a list of Members of Parliament at the House of Commons in Westminster representing constituencies in Scotland, arranged by party. ... Alan Reid (born 7 August 1954) is a politician in Scotland. ... The Scottish Parliament is composed of 129 members called Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) or, in Gaelic, Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPnA). ... Jim Mather was born on March 6, 1947. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... The council areas of Scotland form the local government areas of Scotland, all of them unitary authorities. ... The Lieutenancy areas of Scotland are the areas used for the ceremonial lords-lieutenant, the monarchs representatives, in Scotland. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Lochgilphead Location within the British Isles Lochgilphead (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Loch Gilb) is a burgh of around 3000 people in Scotland, the administrative centre of Argyll and Bute, the council being based at Kilmory Castle, around which is located a woodland park and an Iron Age fort. ...


Argyll and Bute covers the second largest administrative area of any Scottish council. Including islands, there are over 3,000 miles of coastline, and this is claimed to be more than for the whole of France.


The council area adjoins those of Highland, Perth and Kinross, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire. Its border runs through Loch Lomond. Location Geography Area Ranked 1st  - Total 30,659 km²  - % Water  ? Admin HQ Inverness ISO 3166-2 GB-HLD ONS code 00QT Demographics Population Ranked 7th  - Total (2005) 213,590  - Density 8 / km² Politics The Highland Council http://www. ... Perth and Kinross (Peairt agus Ceann Rois in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ... Stirling (Sruighlea in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland with a population of about 85,000. ... West Dunbartonshire (Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Iar in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority areas in Scotland. ... For other uses, see Loch Lomond (disambiguation). ...


The present council area was created in 1996, when it was carved out of the Strathclyde region, which was a two-tier local government region of 19 districts, created in 1975. Argyll and Bute merged together the existing Argyll and Bute district and one ward of the Dumbarton district. The Dumbarton ward, called 'Helensburgh and Lomond', included the burgh of Helensburgh and consisted of an area to the west of Loch Lomond, north of the Firth of Clyde and mostly east of Loch Long. Strathclyde (Srath Chluaidh in Gaelic) was one of the regional council areas of Scotland from 1975 to 1996. ... The local government regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as a two-tier system of local government in Scotland. ... The local government of Scotland is organised into 32 unitary authorities covering the mainland and islands of Scotland. ... The local government regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as a two-tier system of local government in Scotland. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods... Dumbarton (Dùn Breatainn in Scottish Gaelic) is a burgh in Scotland, lying on the north bank of the River Clyde where the River Leven flows into the Clyde estuary. ... A sign in Linlithgow, Scotland. ... Helensburgh (Baile Eilidh in Gaelic) is a Scottish town historically part of Dunbartonshire, but since local government reorganisation in 1995 in Argyll and Bute, on the north shore of the Firth of Clyde. ... For other uses, see Loch Lomond (disambiguation). ... Map of the Firth of Clyde and area The Firth of Clyde forms a large area of coastal water, sheltered from the Atlantic ocean by the Kintyre peninsula which encloses the outer firth in Argyll and Ayrshire, Scotland. ... Loch Long is a body of water in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ...


The council area can be described also by reference to divisions of the counties which were abolished in 1975. The council area includes most of the county of Argyll (Argyll minus the Morvern area, north of Mull, which became become part of the Highland region in 1975), part of the county of Bute (the Isle of Bute) and part of the county of Dunbartonshire (the Helensburgh and Lomond ward). This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Morvern is a region on the west coast of Scotland located approximately 56°3608N 5°4659W. Ferries depart from the coast to the Island of Mull, also part of Morvern. ... Tobermory with 700 people, the largest settlement on Mull, is home to the only whisky distillery on the island. ... The County of Bute (Siorrachd Bhòid in Gaelic), commonly also known as Buteshire, is one of the registration counties of Scotland. ... Bute shown within Argyll and Bute Bute is one of the islands of the lower Firth of Clyde in Scotland. ... Dunbartonshire is one of the Traditional counties of Scotland, in that part of the country formerly called Lennox (which was a title of nobility). ...

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Towns and villages

Achahoish is a village on the west coast of Knapdale in the Scottish council area of Argyll and Bute. ... Airdeny is a village in the Scottish council area of Argyll and Bute. ... Appin is a coast district of Argyllshire, Scotland, bounded W. by Loch Linnhe, S. by Loch Creran, E. by the districts of Bender-loch and Lorne, and N. by Loch Leven. ... Arden, Dunbartonshire is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Ardfern is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Ardlui is a hamlet in Argyll and Bute. ... Ardrishaig is a village at the southern (eastern) entrance to the Crinan Canal in west Scotland, in Argyll. ... Arduaine is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Arrochar is a village located near the head of Loch Long in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Bellochantuy - Pronounced Bell-o-kan-tee A small coastal hamlet located on the A83 in Argyll , Scotland around 10 miles north of Campbeltown. ... Bonawe is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Bowmore (Scottish Gaelic: Bogh Mòr) is a small town on the shores of Loch Indaal, on the Scottish island of Islay. ... Cairndow is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... A picturesque village on the east side of Kintyre, overlooking the Kilbrannan Sound and the west coast of the Isle of Arran, approximately 14 miles from Campbeltown. ... Cairnbaan is a village situated on the banks of the Crinan Canal, in Argyll, Scotland. ... The Royal Burgh of Campbeltown is a burgh in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, located by Campbeltown Loch on the Kintyre peninsula. ... Baron Colgrain, of Everlands in the County of Kent, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. ... Colintraive is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Connel is a village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Faslane Naval Base, HMNB Clyde Her Majestys Naval Base Clyde is the headquarters of the Royal Navy in Scotland, best known as the home of the United Kingdoms strategic deterrent submarine force. ... Cove is a village in Scotland. ... Craighouse is the main settlement on the Scottish Inner Hebridean Isle of Jura. ... Craignure is a village on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. ... Craobh Haven is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Crinan is a small village located on the west coast of Scotland in the region known as Knapdale, which is part of Argyll. ... Dalavich is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Dalmally is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Drumlemble is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Dunbeg, a village about two and a half miles outside of Oban has a population of just under 1000. ... Dunoon, looking North from the Castle hill with the old Victorian pier to the right and The Queens Hall on the left The Holy Loch seen across the Firth of Clyde with Dunoon on the left The PS Waverley leaves Dunoon Pier, to sail up the Firth of Clyde. ... Ford is a small Scottish village on the north banks of Loch Awe, Argyll. ... Furnace, Scotland is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Garelochhead is a small town situated on the Gare Loch in Scotland. ... Geilston is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Glenbarr is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Grogport is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Helensburgh (Baile Eilidh in Gaelic) is a Scottish town historically part of Dunbartonshire, but since local government reorganisation in 1995 in Argyll and Bute, on the north shore of the Firth of Clyde. ... Innellan is a village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, located approximately 2 miles south of Dunoon. ... Inveraray is a burgh in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, located on the western shore of Loch Fyne near its head, and on the A83 road. ... Kilberry is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Kilcreggan is a village situated on the north shore of the Firth of Clyde at the end of the Rosneath Peninsula, between the Gareloch and Loch Long, about 25 miles (40 km) west of the centre of Glasgow by boat, though 38 miles (60 km) by road. ... Kilmadan (sometimes spelt Kilmodan) is a parish containing the postal station of Glendaruel in Cowal, Argyll. ... Carnassarie Castle, near Kilmartin Kilmartin - a village in Kilmartin Glen in Scotland. ... Kilmun looking east along the Holy Loch shoreline towards Strone Kilmun is a linear settlement on the north shore of the Holy Loch in Argyll and Bute in south-west Scotland, up to the village of Strone at Strone Point where the loch joins the Firth of Clyde. ... Kilmelford is a village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Lagavulin is a small village approximately 3 miles outside Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay, Scotland. ... Loch Awe is a large body of water in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Lochgair is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Lochgilphead Location within the British Isles Lochgilphead (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Loch Gilb) is a burgh of around 3000 people in Scotland, the administrative centre of Argyll and Bute, the council being based at Kilmory Castle, around which is located a woodland park and an Iron Age fort. ... Lochgoilhead is a small village of some 300-400 people in Argyll, Scotland. ... Luss is a village in the Argyll & Bute region of Scotland, on the west bank of Loch Lomond, Scotlands largest freshwater loch. ... Machrihanish is a village in Scotland (Argyll and Bute). ... For other uses, see Oban (disambiguation). ... Ormsary is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Otter Ferry is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Peninver is a small village situated on the east coast of Kintyre, Scotland, close to Campbeltown. ... Portavadie is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Port Askaig is a port village on the east coast of the island of Islay, in Scotland. ... Port Bannatyne is a coastal village just to the north of Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, Scotland. ... Port Charlotte is a village on the island of Islay in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. ... Port Ellen. ... Portincaple is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Portnahaven is a village on Islay in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. ... Portkil is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Rahane is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... RHU - Registered Health Underwriter. ... Rosneath is a village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... The town of Rothesay (Baile Bhòid in Gaelic) is the principal town on the Isle of Bute, in the council area of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... A small village situated on the east side of the Kintyre Peninsula of Argyll and Bute, overlooking the Kilbrannan Sound and the Isle of Arran, 8 miles from Campbeltown on the B842 road to Carradale. ... Sandbank is a village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, north of Dunoon. ... Shandon is a village 4 miles north-north west of Rhu on the Gare Loch in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Skipness is a small hamlet on the east coast of Kintyre in Scotland, a few miles south of Tarbert and facing Isle of Arran. ... Southend is the main settlement at the southern end of the Kintyre peninsula, Argyll, Scotland. ... Stewarton, Kintyre is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Regional area of Argyll, Scotland where traditionally the oldest family of Campbells live, (see Campbell of Strachur). ... Succoth, Scotland is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Tarbert is a fishing village at the head of East Loch Tarbert, an arm of the sea on the west shore of the mouth of Loch Fyne, Argyllshire, Scotland. ... Tarbet is a village in Dunbartonshire, Scotland. ... Tayinloan is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Taynuilt is a village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Tayvallich is a small village in Knapdale, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Tighnabruaich is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Tobermory, Mull Tobermory is the capital of and the only burgh on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. ... Torinturk is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Toward is a town near Dunoon on the Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Whistlefield is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Whitehouse, Kintyre is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ...

Places of interest

Castle Sween Castle Sween is located next to Loch Sween, near Tarbert, on the Kintyre peninsula in western Scotland. ... Ben Cruachan is a 1126 m mountain in Scotland giving its name to a pumped-storage hydroelectric power station. ... Hydroelectric dam diagram The waters of Llyn Stwlan, the upper reservoir of the Ffestiniog Pumped-Storage Scheme in north Wales, can just be glimpsed on the right. ... The Gare Loch should not be confused with the Loch Gairloch or the village of Gairloch. ... Faslane Naval Base, officially HMS Neptune, is a Royal Navy base situated on Gare Loch, which connects to the River Clyde in Scotland. ... Kilchurn Castle is a ruined 15th century structure on the northeastern end of Loch Awe, in Argyll, Scotland. ... Nether Largie, Kilmartin Valley Kilmartin Glen is the area in Scotland surrounding the village of Kilmartin which is south of the city Oban. ... Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is a national park in Scotland. ... Benmore Botanic Garden is a large botanic garden situated between Dunoon and Loch Eck, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Entrance to Fingals cave, 2004 Entrance to Fingals cave, 1900 (Showing a lower tide) View from the depths of the cave with the island of Iona visible in the background, 2004 Fingals Cave is a sea-cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland...

Islands

Bute shown within Argyll and Bute Bute is one of the islands of the lower Firth of Clyde in Scotland. ... Cara Island is a small island which is located off the west coast of Kintyre in Scotland, one kilometre south of Gigha. ... Coll shown within Argyll Coll is a small island (about 21 km long and 5 km wide) in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, west of Mull. ... Colonsay shown within Argyll Colonsay [Colbhasa] is an island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, located north of Islay and south of Mull. ... Davaar Island is located at the mouth of Campbeltown Loch off the east coast of Kintyre, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Fladda is one of the Slate Islands, off the west coast of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... The twin beaches at Eilean Garbh, Isle of Gigha. ... Tiny, uninhabitated Glunimore Island lies along side Sanda and Sheep Island around 5 kilometres south east of the Kintyre peninsula, Scotland (grid reference NR741050). ... Gometra is an island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, lying south west of Mull. ... Inchmarnock is an island at the northern end of the Sound of Bute on the west coast of Scotland. ... Iona is a small island, in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. ... Landsat image of Islay Islay (pronounced ; Scottish Gaelic: , or ee-luh), a Scottish island, known as The Queen of the Hebrides, is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides. ... Jura shown within Argyll Satellite picture of Jura Jura (Scottish Gaelic Diùra) is a Scottish island, in the Inner Hebrides. ... Looking towards Gylen Castle, Kerrera. ... Lismore (coloured red) shown within Argyll Lismore is an island in Loch Linnhe, in Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland. ... Luing (An t-Eilean Luinn in Gaelic) is one of the Slate Islands, in Lorne, in the west of Argyll in Scotland, about 16 miles south of Oban. ... Puffins on Lunga. ... This article is about the island of Lunga in the Firth of Lorn. ... Tobermory with 700 people, the largest settlement on Mull, is home to the only whisky distillery on the island. ... You may be looking for Sanday or Handa. ... Scarba shown within Argyll Na h- Urrachann, Isle of Scarba, looking North towards the Slate Islands. ... Seil is one of the Slate Islands, lying west of Argyll in Scotland. ... Sheep Island is a small island situated off the southern tip of the Kintyre peninsula, Scotland. ... Shuna is one of the Slate Islands in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, lying east of Luing. ... Fingals Cave around 1900 View from West to East Staffa (Norse for staff, column, or pillar island), an island of the Inner Hebrides in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Not to be confused with Texel in the Frisian Islands Ceann Garbh, the summit of the island. ... Looking West to Balephuil Bay, across the famous Hebridean Machair. ... Ulva is a privately owned island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Mull. ...

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Argyll and Bute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (411 words)
Argyll and Bute (Earra-Ghaidheal agus Bòd in Gaelic) is both one of 32 unitary council areas; and a Lieutenancy Area in Scotland.
Argyll and Bute merged together the Argyll district and one ward of the Dumbarton district.
The council area includes most of the county of Argyll (Argyll minus the Morvern area, north of Mull, which became become part of the Highland region in 1975), part of the county of Bute (the Isle of Bute) and part of the county of Dunbartonshire (the Helensburgh and Lomond ward).
Strathclyde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (296 words)
It was the region with the largest land area in the country, with a population in excess of 2 million and an area stretching from the Highlands to the Southern Uplands.
Strathclyde was a Brythonic kingdom, while Argyll was the heartland of the Gaelic kingdom of Dál Riata having been taken over, probably from Picts.
Bute and Arran were Brythonic until appropriated by Dál Riata, then by Scandinavians.
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