Ardchattan and Muckairn

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Ardchattan and Muckairn is a civil parish within Argyll and Bute in Scotland. It lies north of Oban, bordering Loch Etive and includes Glen Ure, Glen Creran, Barcaldine, Benderloch, Connel, Bonawe and Glen Etive.[1] At the 2001 census, Ardchattan and Muckairn had a population of 2,443, between them.[2] Its name derives from the 6th-century Irish monk Saint Cathan, combined with the Goidelic element ard-, or "heights".[3]

In the past Ardchattan has been co-joined with its neighbouring parish of Muckairn, on the other side of Loch Etive. Its most famous landmark is Ardchattan Priory, founded as a Valliscaulian priory around the year 1230. The priory's ruins and surrounding gardens are now open to the public.

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  1. ^ Jill Bowis, Ardchattan Parish Archive. "Ardchattan – A study of the social, natural and physical history". Archived from the original on 25 June 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Usual Resident Population: Ardchattan and Muckairn". Scotland's Census Results OnLine. General Register Office for Scotland. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  3. ^ Mackinlay, James Murray (1904). Influence of the Pre-Reformation Church on Scottish Place-names. W. Blackwood. p. 322. Retrieved 12 January 2010.

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Coordinates: 56°27′57″N 5°17′24″W / 56.46583°N 5.29000°W / 56.46583; -5.29000