shire of western Scotland

Argyll is a county on the west coast of Scotland.


Geography change

Argyll has many spits of land and many islands. The largest islands are the Isle of Mull and the Isle of Islay. The county town is Lochgilphead. Inveraray is the home of the Duke of Argyll.

Name of the county change

Argyll's name comes from the Gaelic words for "Borderland of the Gael", because it was the first place in Great Britain settled by Gaelic-speaking settlers from Ireland.

Politics change

For local government, most of Argyll is in the Argyll and Bute council area.