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Port Charlotte, Argyll and Bute (Port Sgioba)

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Port Charlotte, Argyll and Bute (Port Sgioba)

Port Charlotte is a village on the island of Islay in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. It was founded in 1828. Port Charlotte was named after Lord Frederick Campbell's wife, and it was set up mainly to provide housing facilities for the Lochindaal Distillery work force. Parts of the former distillery buildings are now in use as Youth Hostel and Wildlife Centre. Others are currently used by a garage, but will soon be used by the to be reopened Port Charlotte Distillery.
Post townISLE OF ISLAY
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNR2558
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01496
 

Other names by which Port Charlotte, Argyll and Bute (Port Sgioba) has been known in the past

Port Charlotte/Port Sgioba ~ Port Sgioba

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

Port Charlotte, vil., Kilchoman par., Islay island, Argyllshire, on W. shore of Loch-in-Daal, opposite Bowmore, pop. 502; P.O.; has an inn and a distillery.

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