Argyll & Bute
County (pre 1975): Argyllshire; Region/District (1975-1996): Strathclyde/Argyll & Bute; Unitary Authority: Argyll & Bute
Argyll & Bute is one Scotland’s unitary council areas. The administrative centre for the area is located in Lochgilphead.
Argyll & Bute covers the second largest administrative area of any Scottish council. Including islands, there are over 3,000 miles (4,800 km) of coastline.
The area includes most of the former county of Argyllshire, the Isle of Bute and part of the county of Dunbartonshire (the Helensburgh and Lomond ward).
The later scenes of the 1963 James Bond film From Russia with Love were filmed around the lochs and hills of Argyll & Bute.
Places of interest include Argyll Forest Park, Arrochar Alps, Ben Cruachan, Ben Donich, Campbeltown, Carrick Castle, Dunoon, Gare Loch, Helensburgh, Inveraray, Islay, Loch Awe, Loch Fyne, Loch Goil, Lochgilphead, Loch Lomond's western shores, Kintyre, Mull, Oban, Rosneath, Rothesay.
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