Coordinates: 56°06′N 5°30′W / 56.1°N 5.5°W / 56.1; -5.5

Argyll an Bute (Scots Gaelic: Earra-Ghaidheal agus Bòd) is ane o the 32 council areas o Scotland an a lieutenancie area anaw. Its heidsteid is in Lochgilpheid.[1]

Argyll an Bute
Earra-Ghaidheal agus Bòd'
Coat of airms o Argyll an Bute Earra-Ghaidheal agus Bòd'
Coat airms
Admin HQLochgilphead
 • BodiArgyll & Bute Cooncil
 • ControlInd + Con + LD (cooncil NOC)
 • MPs
 • MSPs
 • Total6,908 km2 (2,667 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 2nd
 (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total87,100
 • RankRankit 27th
 • Density12/km2 (30/sq mi)
ONS codeS12000035
ISO 3166 codeGB-AGB

Argyll an Bute haes the seicont-mukkilest area o onie ither Scots cooncil. Inhaudin ilands, thar is ower 3000 mile o coastlyn. It haes mairches wi the Hieland, Perth an Kinross, Stirlin an Wast Dunbartonshire cooncil areas. Its mairch rins throu Loch Lomond.

The cooncil area wis shapit in 1996, whan it wis cairv'd oot o the Strathclyde region. Argyll an Bute mellt thegither the existin Argyll an Bute destrik an ane ward o the Dumbarton destrik cried 'Helensburgh an Lomond'.

The latter senes o the 1963 James Bond film From Russia with Love war film'd aboot the lochs an hills o Argyll an Bute.[2]

Touns an veilages


Steids o interest






The main ferrie operator in Argyll an Bute is Caledonian MacBrayne, includin services frae the mainland ti Bute, Gigha, Islay, Mull an Tiree. Dunoon based operator Western Ferries ply the bisy Dunoon ti Gourock route in competeetion wi Caledonian MacBrayne.

Argyll an Bute Cooncil operates its ain ferries on the follaein routes:


  1. "Argyll & Bute". Scottish Places. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  2. [1]

Fremmit airtins


Cooncil areas o Scotland

Ceity o Aiberdeen | Aiberdeenshire | Angus | Argyll an Bute | Clackmannanshire | Dumfries an Gallowa | Ceetie o Dundee | East Ayrshire | East Dunbartonshire | East Lowden | East Renfrewshire | Edinburgh | Fawkirk | Fife | Ceetie o Glesga | Hieland | Inverclyde | The Mairches | Midlowden | Moray | North Ayrshire | North Lanrikshire | Orkney | Perth an Kinross | Renfrewshire | Shetland | Sooth Ayrshire | Sooth Lanrikshire | Stirlin | Wast Dunbartonshire | Wast Lowden | The Waster Isles