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Ardrishaig
Ardrishaig
/ɑːrˈdrɪʃɪɡ/ ( listen) (Scottish Gaelic: Rubha Àird Driseig) is a lochside village at the southern (eastern) entrance to the Crinan Canal
Crinan Canal
in Argyll and Bute
Argyll and Bute
in the west of Scotland. Ardrishaig
Ardrishaig
had 1,283 inhabitants in 2001.[1] The village is on the side of a hill bordering Loch Fyne
Loch Fyne
immediately to the south of Lochgilphead. It has a pier, a lighthouse, a couple of public houses, antiques shops and hotels. Scottish Canals
Scottish Canals
has an office by the canal basin. Ardrishaig
Ardrishaig
harbour's first pier was built in 1873. To its north side is the Crinan Canal
Crinan Canal
sea lock and to the south are pontoons and anchorage for boats. About 30,000 tonnes of timber pass through the harbour annually but it has the capacity for 150,000 tonnes.[2] In the 1970s, the village was significantly altered when a row of old houses and shops on the lochside of the main street was demolished to make way for a car park. Most trading now takes place in the neighbouring town Lochgilphead. John Smith, former Labour MP and Leader of the Opposition, grew up in Ardrishaig.[3] Ardrishaig
Ardrishaig
Community Council is part-owner of the wind farm at Allt Dearg on the hill above Inverneill to the south of the town.[4][5] The village was a filming location for the television series A Mug's Game. See also[edit]

Scotland
Scotland
portal

Ardkinglas Railway List of places in Argyll and Bute

References[edit]

^ "Comparative Population Profile: Ardrishaig
Ardrishaig
Locality". Scotland's Census Result OnLine. Retrieved 16 November 2008.  ^ Ardrishaig, ports.org.uk, retrieved 4 June 2014  ^ John Smith, Glasgow University, retrieved 19 February 2017  ^ Frequently Asked Questions, Loch Fine Wind Farms, retrieved 4 June 2014  ^ Ardrishaig
Ardrishaig
Community Trust, Ardrishaig
Ardrishaig
Community Trust, retrieved 4 June 2014 

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