Ardrishaig /ɑːrˈdrɪʃɪɡ/ ( listen) (Scottish Gaelic:
Rubha Àird Driseig) is a lochside village at the southern (eastern)
entrance to the
Crinan Canal in
Argyll and Bute
Argyll and Bute in the west of
Ardrishaig had 1,283 inhabitants in 2001.
The village is on the side of a hill bordering
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 has an
office by the canal basin.
Ardrishaig harbour's first pier was built
in 1873. To its north side is the
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
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 Community Council is part-owner of the wind farm at Allt
Dearg on the hill above Inverneill to the south of the town.
The village was a filming location for the television series A Mug's
List of places in Argyll and Bute
^ "Comparative Population Profile:
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
Ardrishaig Community Trust,
Ardrishaig Community Trust, retrieved 4
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