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Rosneath, Argyll and Bute

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Rosneath, Argyll and Bute

Rosneath (Ros Neimhidh in Gaelic) is a village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It sits on the western shore of the Gare Loch near to the tip of the Rosneath peninsula which projects south to the Firth of Clyde between the Gare Loch and Loch Long to the west, and about 2 miles (3 km) from the village of Kilcreggan which is sited on the southern end of the peninsula, on the shores of the Firth of Clyde. The large town of Greenock is directly opposite on the southern shore of the Firth.
Post townHelensburgh
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyDunbartonshire
OS GridNS2583
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Population931 (2001 census)
 

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

Roseneath ~ Roseneth

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

Roseneath, par. and vil., Dumbartonshire - par. (forming a peninsula between Loch Long and Gare Loch), 8461 ac., pop. 1994; vil., on W. shore of Gare Loch, 2½ miles W. of Helensburgh; P.O., T.O.; has a quay for the Clyde steamers. Roseneath Castle, a seat of the Duke of Argyll, is 1 mile SE. of vil.

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