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Strachur, Argyll and Bute

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Strachur, Argyll and Bute

Strachur and Strathlachlan are united parishes in the west side of Cowal, Argyll, Scotland. Strachur is the postal station, and the parish is traversed by the shortest line of communication between Inverary and Glasgow, via the St. Catherine's ferry on Loch Fyne. The name 'Strachur' comes from the Gaelic for 'Glen of the Heron'
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNN0901
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01369

Other names by which Strachur, Argyll and Bute has been known in the past

Strachur and Stralachlan

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

Strachur, vil., Strachur and Stralachlan par., Argyllshire, on E. side of Loch Fyne, 1 mile SE. of Creggans steamboat pier and 5 miles S. of Inveraray; P.O., T.O.; has a hotel; Strachur Park, seat, is in vicinity.

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