|County of Argyll|
until circa 1890
1,990,471 acres (8055 km²)
Argyll, archaically Argyle (Earra-Ghàidheal in modern Gaelic), is a region of western Scotland corresponding with most of the part of ancient Dál Riata that was located on the island of Great Britain, and in a historical context can be used to mean the entire western seaboard between the Mull of Kintyre and Cape Wrath. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. A county town is the 'capital' of a County in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. Inveraray ( Inbhir Aora in Gaelic) is a town and former Royal Burgh in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, located on the western shore Chapman codes are largely a superset of the ISO 3166-2GB and BS 6879 codes identifying administrative divisions in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the In Language, an archaism is the use of a form of speech or writing that is no longer current Scottish Gaelic ( Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Dál Riata (also Dalriada or Dalriata) was a Gaelic overkingdom on the western seaboard of Scotland with some territory on the northern See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands For the song by Paul McCartney and Wings see Mull of Kintyre (song. For the television series see Cape Wrath (TV series. For the Morrissey-Mullen album see Cape Wrath (album Cape Wrath
The early thirteenth century author of De Situ Albanie explains that "the name Arregathel means margin of the Scots or Irish, because all Scots and Irish are generally called Gattheli [=Gaels], from their ancient warleader known as Gaithelglas. De Situ Albanie ( dSA) is the name given to the first of seven Scottish documents found in the so-called Poppleton Manuscript, now in the Bibliothèque In Irish and Scottish Medieval myth, Goídel Glas ( Latinised as Gathelus) is the creator of the Goidelic languages " However, it is often understood to derive from Earra-Ghàidheal, "East Gaels". Argyll was a medieval Bishopric too, with its cathedral at Lismore, as well as an early modern Earldom and Duchy, the Duchy of Argyll. The Diocese of Argyll was an ecclesiastical territory or Diocese in Scotland in the Middle Ages. Lismore Island ( Lios Mòr in Gaelic is an Island of the Inner Hebrides in Loch Linnhe, in Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland Earl was the Anglo-Saxon form and jarl the Scandinavian form of a title meaning " Chieftain " and referring especially to chieftains A duchy is a territory fief, or domain ruled by a Duke or Duchess. The title Duke of Argyll was created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1701 and in the Peerage of the United
Today Argyll is a registration county for property. A registration county was in England Wales and Northern Ireland a statistical unit used for the output of Census information
Argyll (sometimes anglicised to Argyllshire) was a county of Scotland until 1975, when Scottish counties were abolished. Anglicisation or anglicization (see -ise vs -ize) is a process of conversion of verbal or written elements of any other language into a more comprehensible English The counties of Scotland were the principal divisions of Scotland until 1975 Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. At the time of abolition the county had boundaries as shown in the map. Argyll's neighbouring counties were Inverness-shire, Perthshire, Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire and Bute. Inverness-shire also known as the county of Inverness or Siorrachd Inbhir Nis in Gaelic, was a general purpose county of Scotland, Perthshire ( Siorrachd Pheairt in Gaelic) officially the County of Perth, is a Registration county in central Scotland. Name Dumbarton was formerly the county town and the county was originally also spelled Dumbartonshire. Renfrewshire ( Siorrachd Rinn Friù in Scottish Gaelic) is one of 32 Council areas of Scotland. Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir ʃir̴əxg̊ iɲiɾʲˈaːɾʲ is a Registration county, and former administrative county in south-west Scotland, The County of Bute ( Siorrachd Bhòid in Gaelic) is one of the registration counties of Scotland. Renfrewshire and Ayrshire were the other side of the Firth of Clyde. The Firth of Clyde forms a large area of coastal water sheltered from the Atlantic ocean by the Kintyre peninsula which encloses the outer Firth in Bute was a county of islands in the firth. Firth is the Lowland Scots word used to denote various coastal waters in Scotland.
The county town was historically Inveraray, which is still the seat of the Duke of Argyll. Inveraray ( Inbhir Aora in Gaelic) is a town and former Royal Burgh in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, located on the western shore The title Duke of Argyll was created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1701 and in the Peerage of the United Lochgilphead later claimed to be the county town, as the seat of local government for the county from the nineteenth century. Lochgilphead ( Scottish Gaelic Ceann Loch Gilb kʲan̴̪ ɫ̪ɔx ˈg̊ilib̥ is a town and former Burgh in Scotland, with a population Other places in the former county were Oban, Campbeltown, Dunoon and Inveraray. Oban ( An t-Òban in Scottish Gaelic meaning The Little Bay) is a Resort Town within the Argyll and Bute council area Campbeltown ( Scottish Gaelic: "Ceann Loch Chille Chiarain" is a town and former Royal burgh in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, located Dunoon ( Dùn Omhain in Gaelic) is a resort town situated on the Cowal peninsula in Argyll, Scotland. Inveraray ( Inbhir Aora in Gaelic) is a town and former Royal Burgh in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, located on the western shore
The Small Isles were part of the county, until they were transferred to Inverness-shire in 1891, by the boundary commission appointed under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889. Please note there is also a group called "Small Isles" off south east Jura Scotland The Small Isles ( Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Inverness-shire also known as the county of Inverness or Siorrachd Inbhir Nis in Gaelic, was a general purpose county of Scotland, The Local Government (Scotland Act 1889 (52 & 53 Vict c 50 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which was passed on 26 August 1889.
In 1975 the County of Argyll was abolished, with its area being split between Highland and Strathclyde Regions. The Highland Council area ( Sgìre Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd in Gaelic, s̪g̊ʲiːɾʲə kɔ A local government district called Argyll and Bute was formed in the Strathclyde region, including most of Argyll and the Isle of Bute from former county of the same name. Local government in Scotland is organised through 32 unitary authorities consisting of Councillors elected every four years by registered voters in each of the Strathclyde ( Srath Chluaidh in Gaelic, meaning "valley of the River Clyde" is a Historic subdivision of Scotland, and was one of the regional The regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland Act 1973 as a two-tier system of Local government in Scotland. The Isle of Bute ( Eilean Bhòid in Gaelic is one of the Islands of the lower Firth of Clyde in Scotland. The Ardnamurchan, Ballachulish and Kinlochleven areas of Argyll became part of Lochaber District, in Highland. Ardnamurchan ( Scottish Gaelic: Àird nam Murchan: land of the great seas is a 50 Square mile Peninsula in Lochaber, The village of Ballachulish ( from the Gaelic Baile Chaolais) in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred around former Slate Kinlochleven ( Ceann Loch Lìobhann in Gaelic) is a village in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland and lies at the eastern end of Loch District of Lochaber
In 1996 a new unitary council area of Argyll and Bute was created, with a change to boundaries to include part of the former Strathclyde district of Dumbarton. For local government purposes Scotland is divided into 32 areas designated as "council areas" which are all governed by unitary authorities designated as This article is about the council area For the constituencies see either Argyll and Bute (UK Parliament constituency or Argyll and Bute (Scottish Parliament constituency Dumbarton ( Gaelic Dùn Breatainn d̪̊unˈb̊ɾʲɛhd̪̊ɪɲ is a Burgh in Scotland, lying on the north bank of the River Clyde
There was an Argyllshire constituency of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1708 to 1801 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1983 (renamed Argyll in 1950). Argyllshire was a Constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1708 to 1801 and of the Parliament of the United The Parliament of Great Britain was formed in 1707 following the ratification of the Acts of Union by both the Parliament of England and Parliament of Scotland The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories The Argyll and Bute constituency was created when the Argyll constituency was abolished. Argyll and Bute is a County constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.