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Rhu, Argyll and Bute

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Rhu, Argyll and Bute

Rhu is a village and historic parish on the east shore of the Gare Loch in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The traditional spelling of its name was Row, but it was changed in the 1920s so that outsiders would pronounce it correctly. The name derives from the Scots Gaelic rudha meaning 'point'. It lies north-west of the town of Helensburgh on the Firth of Clyde, in the historic county of Dunbartonshire.
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyDunbartonshire
OS GridNS2684
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

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

Row ~ Rudha

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

Row, par. and vil., Dumbartonshire - par. (containing Helensburgh), 20,126 ac., pop. 10,097; vil., on E. side of Gare Loch, opposite Roseneath, and 2 miles NW. of Helensburgh, pop. (including 401 in Training Ship) 928; P.O., T.O. is beautifully situated, and has a small steamboat quay.

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