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Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute

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Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute

Lochgilphead /lɒxˈɡɪlp. hɛd/ is a town and former burgh in Scotland, with a population of around 2,300 people. It is the administrative centre of Argyll and Bute. The village lies at the end of Loch Gilp (itself a branch of Loch Fyne) and lies on the banks of the Crinan Canal. The council is based at Kilmory Castle, around which is located a woodland park and an Iron Age fort. The Forestry Commission also have an office there.
Post townLOCHGILPHEAD
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNR8688
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01546
Population3,000
 

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

Lochgilphead, police burgh, Glassary par., and quoad sacra par., partly also in South Knapdale par., Argyllshire - par., pop. 2381; burgh, at head of Loch Gilp, and near Crinan Canal, 2 miles N. of Ardrishaig, pop. 1489; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; the weaving of woollen cloth is carried on, and many of the inhabitants are angaged in fishing; Lochgilphead has steamboat communication with Glasgow, Inverness, Skye, Oban, &c.

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