Argyll ( pronunciation: [ argaɪl ]; Scottish Gaelic Earra - Ghàidheal, pronunciation: [. A ː r̴əɣɛ ː əɫ̪ ], means about "Coast of Gaels ") is sometimes called Argyllshire and is one of the traditional counties of Scotland, which in 7th century to the Scottish kingdom of Dalriada was. The historically very interesting complex of Kilmartin is located in Argyll.
Ardnamurchan and Morvern, north of the Isle of Mull, are part of the county. The islands of Muck, Rum, Canna and Sanday - the so-called Small Isles - were also part of the district until they - were added to the county of Inverness-shire in 1891 - along with Eigg.
The present county of Argyll and Bute Argyll and includes the island of Bute, formerly part of Buteshire, as well as the area west of Loch Lomond (part of Dunbartonshire ). Today's administrative headquarters is located in Lochgilphead.