Ballygrant

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Coordinates: 55°49′N 6°10′W / 55.82°N 6.16°W / 55.82; -6.16

Ballygrant
Scottish Gaelic: Baile a' Ghràna
Ballygrant is located in Argyll and Bute
Ballygrant
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 Ballygrant shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NR395662
Council area Argyll and Bute
Lieutenancy area Argyll and Bute
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF ISLAY
Postcode district PA45
Dialling code 01496
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Argyll and Bute
Scottish Parliament Argyll and Bute
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Ballygrant (Scottish Gaelic: Baile a' Ghràna) is a small village on the Inner Hebrides island of Islay of the western coast of Scotland. Ballygrant (Baile a' Ghràna) is the longest established village on Islay, pre-dating the clearance and distillery villages on the coast, and nearby place names suggest connections to Viking times. Ballygrant means 'Town of Grain' and the water powered mill, now demolished, was turning oats into meal up until the early 20th century. Later the water wheel powered a sawmill until electricity took over in the late 1960s.The oldest part of the village, where Craigard House stands, is at the junction of the A846 road, connecting Port Askaig and Port Ellen, and the Glen road.

Houses at the north side of Ballygrant