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Appin, Argyll and Bute

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Appin, Argyll and Bute

Appin is a remote coastal district of the Scottish West Highlands bounded to the west by Loch Linnhe, to the south by Loch Creran, to the east by the districts of Benderloch and Lorne, and to the north by Loch Leven. It lies north-east to south-west, and measures 14 miles in length by 7 miles in breadth. The district is mainly in Argyll and Bute, with a coastal strip to the north, along Loch Leven, within the Highland council area.
Post townAppin
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNM9346
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

Appin, Argyll and Bute in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Appin.-- dist., extending 18 miles by about 12 miles along the E. side of L. Linnhe, and forming part of Lismore and Appin par., mid. W. Argyllshire. Its scenery is richly diversified, and the coast line is broken with islands and indentations, 114,918 ac., pop. 3433. This was the country of the Stuarts, and is noted in the Ettrick Shepherd's ballad, The Stuarts o' Appin. Appin, quoad sacra par., vil., and port, in the above dist., on bay of same name, 15 miles NNE. of Oban -- pop. of quoad sacra par. 762; P.O., T.O.

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