Argyll and Bute


Argyll and Bute

:"This article is about the council area. For the constituencies, see either Argyll and Bute (UK Parliament constituency) or Argyll and Bute (Scottish Parliament constituency)"infobox Scotland council area
Council= Argyll and Bute Council
Earra-Ghaidheal agus Bòd






SizeRank= 2nd
Size= 6,909 km²
Water= ?
AdminHQ= Lochgilphead
ISO= GB-AGB
ONS= 00QD
PopulationRank= 23rd
PopulationDate= 2004
Population= 91,190
PopulationDensity=13 / km²
CouncilDetails= Argyll & Bute Council http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/
Control=
MPs=

  • Alan Reid

MSPs=
  • Jim Mather

Argyll and Bute ("Earra-Ghaidheal agus Bòd" in Gaelic, pronounced|ɛr̴əˈɣɛːəɫ̪ ɪs̪ b̊ɔːd̊ʲ) 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.

Argyll and Bute covers the second largest administrative area of any Scottish council. Including islands, there are over convert|3000|mi|km 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.

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.

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).

Towns and villages

*Achahoish Airdeny Appin Ardbeg, Ardbeg Arden Ardfern Aldochlay Ardlui Ardmay Ardgartan Ardpeaton Ardrishaig Arduaine Arrochar
*Barcaldine Bellochantuy Benderloch Blairglas Bonawe Bowmore
*Cairndow Cardross Carradale Clachan Cairnbaan Campbeltown Clachan of Glendaruel Cladich Clynder Colgrain Colintraive Connel Coulport Cove Craigendoran Craighouse Craignure Craobh Haven Crarae Crinan
*Dalavich Dalmally Druimdrishaig Drumlemble Duchlage Dunbeg Dunoon
*Edentaggart
*Faslane Port Ford Furnace
*Garelochhead Geilston Glenbarr Glenmallan Grogport
*Helensburgh
*Innellan Inveraray Inverbeg Inveruglas
*Kames Keillmore Kilberry Kilchenzie Kilcreggan Kilmadan Kilmartin Kilmore Kilmun Kilninver Kilmelford
*Lagavulin Lochawe Lochgair Lochgilphead Lochgoilhead Luss
*Machrihanish Millhouse Minard Muasdale
*Oban Ormsary Otter Ferry
*Peninver Portavadie Port Askaig Port Bannatyne Port Charlotte Port Ellen Portincaple Portnahaven Portkil
*Rahane Rhu Rosneath Rothesay
*Saddell Salen Sandbank Shandon Skipness Southend Stewarton Strachur Succoth
*Tarbert Tarbet Tayinloan Taynuilt Tayvallich Tighnabruaich Tobermory Torinturk Toward
*Whistlefield Whitehouse.

Places of interest

*Argyll Forest Park
*Carrick Castle
*Castle Sween
*Castle Stalker
*Ben Cruachan Hydroelectric plant
*Fincharn Castle
*Gare Loch and Faslane Naval Base
*Kilchurn Castle
*Kilmartin Glen
*Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
*Lachlan Castle
*Younger Botanic Garden Benmore
*Fingal's Cave
*Loch Goil
*Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
*Forestry Commission
*River Orchy
*Ben Cruachan
*Beinn Dorain
*West Highland Way
*Arrochar Alps
*Ben Donich
*Argyll Mountains
*Loch Goil Mountains

Islands

*Bute
*Cara
*Coll
*Colonsay
*Davaar Island
*Fladda
*Gigha
*Glunimore Island
*Gometra
*Gunna
*Inchmarnock
*Iona
*Islay
*Jura
*Kerrera
*Lismore
*Luing
*Lunga, Treshnish Isles
*Lunga, Firth of Lorn
*Mull
*Sanda
*Scarba
*Seil (which is not always regarded as an island)
*Sheep Island
*Shuna in the Firth of Lorne
*Shuna in Appin
*Staffa
*Texa
*Tiree
*Ulva

Ferries

The major ferry operator in Argyll & Bute is Caledonian MacBrayne, including services from the mainland to Bute, Gigha, Islay, Mull and Tiree.

Argyll and Bute Council directly operates its own ferries on the following routes:
*Seil - Luing
*Seil - Easdale
*Port Appin - Lismore

External links

* [http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/ Argyll and Bute Council]


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