Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute (Gaelic: Earra - Ghaidheal agus BOD) is one of 32 Council Areas in Scotland. It is bordered by Highland, Perth and Kinross, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire. The eastern boundary runs through the Loch Lomond. The administrative headquarters is in Lochgilphead.

The largest part of the county was once part of the traditional county of Argyll, with the exception of Morvern region north of Mull, now part of Highland. The district also includes in the Firth of Clyde lying Isle of Bute, who belonged to the traditional county of Bute, and the western part of the traditional county of Dunbartonshire.


  • Achahoish
  • Appin
  • Ardlui
  • Ardrishaig
  • Arrochar
  • Bally Grant
  • Barcaldine
  • Bellochantuy
  • Bowmore
  • Campbeltown
  • Cardross
  • Carradale
  • Craig House
  • Craignure


  • Argyll Forest Park
  • Caisteal Suidhe Cheannaidh a well-preserved Dun
  • Carrick Castle
  • Cruachan Dam
  • Fincharn Castle
  • Fingal 's Cave
  • Gare Loch
  • Kilchurn Castle
  • Castle Lachlan
  • Loch Doon Castle
  • Loch Lomond
  • Old Castle Lachlan
  • Strontoiller
  • Younger Botanic Garden

See also List of Category A buildings in Argyll and Bute



The Council of Argyll and Bute has 36 seats, which are divided as follows to the parties: