Argyll and Bute
Argyll and Bute (Earra-Ghaidheal agus Bòd in Gaelic), is both one of 32 unitary council areas; and a Lieutenancy Area in Scotland. The administrative centre for the council area is located in Lochgilphead.
Argyll and Bute covers the second largest administrative area of any Scottish council. Including islands, there are over 3,000 miles of coastline, and this is claimed to be more than for the whole of France.
The council area adjoins those of Highland, Perth and Kinross, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire. Its border runs through Loch Lomond.
The present council area was created in 1996, when it was carved out of the Strathclyde region, which was a two-tier local government region of 19 districts, created in 1975. Argyll and Bute merged together the existing Argyll and Bute district and one ward of the Dumbarton district. The Dumbarton ward, called 'Helensburgh and Lomond', included the burgh of Helensburgh and consisted of an area to the west of Loch Lomond, north of the Firth of Clyde and mostly east of Loch Long.
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The Argyll and Bute Advice Network aim to give the local community easy access to good quality advice and information on a wide range of issues, including benefits entitlement and legal aid.
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Contains information for residents and visitors to Argyll and Bute. Also provides online resident services.
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Scotland boasts awe-inspiring landscapes, dramatic heritage and vibrant culture. Plan your visit with suggested tours, details of unmissable events and festivals, plus information on the living history there to explore. With online hotel and flight booking facilities.
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The group comprises 21 gardens varying in size, style and maturity, dating from the 13th to the 20th century. They are spread throughout the mainland of Argyll, often in dramatic scenery, and to the islands of Bute, Colonsay, Gigha, Jura, Mull and Seil. Plan your visit with descriptions of each of the gardens, and details of tours and events.
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