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Ardrishaig, Argyll and Bute

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Ardrishaig, Argyll and Bute

Ardrishaig Listen/ɑrˈdrɪʃɪɡ/ (Scottish Gaelic: Rubha Àird Driseig) is a lochside village at the southern (eastern) entrance to the Crinan Canal in west Scotland, in Argyll. Ardrishaig had 1,283 inhabitants in 2001. The village is located on the side of a hill bordering Loch Fyne immediately to the south of the town of Lochgilphead. It has a pier, a lighthouse, a couple of pubs, antiques shops and hotels (the popular Grey Gull Hotel being one). British Waterways also has an office here.
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNR8585
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

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

Ard Driseach

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

Ardrishaig, quoad sacra par. and small seaport, Argyllshire, 2 miles SW. of Lochgilphead, on W. side of Loch Gilp (an arm of Loch Fyne), at entrance of Crinan Canal -- quoad sacra par., pop. 1224; fishing is extensively carried on; P.O., T.O.

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