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Torinturk, Argyll and Bute

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Torinturk, Argyll and Bute

Torinturk is a village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:55|49|59|N|5|29|22|W|region:GB |primary |name= }} Torinturk, (Scottish Gaelic: Tòrr an Tuirc) is 5 miles from Tarbert. Torinturk comes from the Gaelic for the hill of the boar. This is where the last wild boar in Scotland was killed. The present village was started in the 1930s with the building of 4 semi-detached bungalows now numbered 9, 10, 11 and 12. This was part of a nationwide scheme to help overcome high unemployment during the depression. Each house had land at the back to keep hens on and had land down near the sea pool for growing vegetables. The men who lived in the four houses planted the trees that are now part of Achnaclachan Forest. William Morrison, 1st Viscount Dunrossil was born in Torinturk. He served as a Cabinet minister during World War Two; as Speaker of the House of Commons from 1951-1959, and as Governor-General of Australia from 1960-1961.
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNR8165
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
 

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