Ardrishaig

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Chalmers Street, the main roadway through the village.

Ardrishaig Listeni/ɑrˈdrɪʃɪɡ/ (Scottish Gaelic: Rubha Àird Driseig) is a lochside village at the southern (eastern) entrance to the Crinan Canal in Argyll and Bute in the west of Scotland. Ardrishaig had 1,283 inhabitants in 2001.[1]

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 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.

Wind power[edit]

Ardrishaig Community Council entered into a venture to fund town redevelopment. It is part-owner of the wind turbines at Allt Dearg wind farm on the hill above Inverneill to the south of the town.[3][4]

Notable residents[edit]

Filming location[edit]

Was a filming location for the television series A Mug's Game

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comparative Population Profile: Ardrishaig Locality". Scotland's Census Result OnLine. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  2. ^ Ardrishaig, ports.org.uk, retrieved 4 June 2014 
  3. ^ Frequently Asked Questions, Loch Fine Wind Farms, retrieved 4 June 2014 
  4. ^ Ardrishaig Community Trust, Ardrishaig Community Trust, retrieved 4 June 2014 

Coordinates: 56°00′57″N 5°26′58″W / 56.01590°N 5.44936°W / 56.01590; -5.44936