Ardrishaig had 1,283 inhabitants in 2001.
The village is located on the side of a hill bordering Loch Fyne immediately to the south of the town of Lochgilphead. It has a pier, a lighthouse, a couple of pubs, antiques shops and hotels (the popular Grey Gull Hotel being one). Scottish Canals also has an office here.
In the 1970s, the village was significantly altered when the old row of houses and shops on the lochside of the main street were demolished to make way for a car park. Most trading now takes place in its neighbouring town Lochgilphead.
Ardrishaig Community Council has entered into a new venture that will eventually fund major town redevelopment. It has embarked on ownership of one of the wind turbines at Allt Dearg wind farm site on the hill above Inverneill to the south of the town (currently under construction April 2012). This motion was proposed and voted on by town residents and after extensive consultation construction of the sites infrastructure began 2011 with the erection of the first turbines due late spring 2012
Was a filming location for the television series A Mug's Game
- "Comparative Population Profile: Ardrishaig Locality". Scotland's Census Result OnLine. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
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