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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)
(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.
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.
The 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 Argyll 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 administrative 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 Appin Ardbeg Arden Ardfern Aldochlay Ardlui Ardmay Ardpeaton Ardrishaig Arduaine Arrochar
- Barcaldine Bellochantuy Benderloch Blairglas Bonawe Bowmore
- Cairndow Cardross Carradale Clachan Cairnbaan Campbeltown Cladich Clynder Colgrain Colintraive Connel Coulport Cove Craigendoran Craighouse Craignure Craobh Haven Crarae Crinan
- Dalavich Dalmally Druimdrishaig Drumlemble Duchlage Dunbeg Dunoon
- Faslane Port Ford Furnace
- Garelochhead Geilston Glenbarr Glenmallan Grogport
- Innellan Inveraray Inverbeg Inveruglas
- Kames Keillmore Kilberry Kilchenzie Kilcreggan Kilmartin Kilmore Kilmun Kilninver Kilmelfort
- 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 Stuckgowan Succoth
- Tarbert Tarbet Tayinloan Taynuilt Tayvallich Tighnabruaich Tobermory Torinturk Toward
- Whistlefield Whitehouse.
Places of interest
- Argyll Forest Park
- Carrick Castle
- 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
- Cara Coll Colonsay
- Gigha Glunimore Island Gometra Gunna
- Inchmarnock Iona Islay
- Lismore Luing Lunga
- Sanda Scarba
- Seil (which is not always regarded as an island)
- Sheep Island Shuna Soa Staffa
- Texa Tiree
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