Infobox UK place
gaelic_name= Ceann Loch Gilb
postcode_district= PA30 - 31
constituency_westminster= Argyll and Bute
Argyll and Bute
Argyll and Bute
constituency_scottish_parliament= Argyll and Bute
Scottish Gaelic"Ceann Loch Gilb," pronounced|kʲan̴̪ ɫ̪ɔx ˈg̊ilib̥) is a town and former burghin Scotland, with a population of around 3,000 people. It is the administrative centre of Argyll and Bute. The town lies at the end of Loch Gilp(itself a branch of Loch Fyne) and lies on the banks of the Crinan Canal.
The council is based at
Kilmory Castle, around which is located a woodland parkand an Iron Age fort. The Forestry Commissionalso have an office there.
Lochgilphead's facilities include a
swimming pool, sports centre, three banks, supermarket, Renaultdealership, a community hospital run by the local GPs, psychiatric hospital, 9-hole golf course, a hydrotherapy pool, a regional landfill site at Dunchologan and Lochgilphead High School.
The town is home to
shintyteam Kilmory Camanachdand football team, Lochgilphead Red Star.
As a planned settlement, Lochgilphead was created in 1790 shortly after the completion of a road from
Inverarayto Campbeltown. After the completion of the Crinan Canalin 1801 the town became more important as a link across the Kintyre peninsula.
Claims to fame
* In July
1982, Lochgilphead competed against teams from Perth and Obanin the then highly popular BBC Televisionchildren's series " It's a Knockout", presented by Stuart Hall. The town's team won their round and later competed in the international version of the series, ' Jeux Sans Frontieres', which was recorded in Switzerland.
* In the World War Two movie, "
633 Squadron" ( 1964, directed Walter Grauman), Lochgilphead's main street features for a brief second in an aerial shot, as the bombers of 633 Squadron fly over the "unnamed" town en route to the bombing target in Norway.
* The Argyll Turbo GT sportscar was built by Bob Henderson in Manse Brae.
* The singer
Sydney MacEwanhad built, and was for a time parish priest of, the R.C. church in the town.
* http://www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk - The Argyllshire Advertiser for Lochgilphead and Mid Argyll news
* http://www.jsfnet.co.uk/series_1982.htm - It's A Knockout and Jeux Sans Frontières 1982 history
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