Ardchattan and Muckairn
Ardchattan 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. At the 2001 census, Ardchattan and Muckairn had a population of 2,443, between them. Its name derives from the 6th-century Irish monk Saint Cathan, combined with the Goidelic element ard-, or "heights".
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.
- 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.
- "Usual Resident Population: Ardchattan and Muckairn". Scotland's Census Results OnLine. General Register Office for Scotland. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- Mackinlay, James Murray (1904). Influence of the Pre-Reformation Church on Scottish Place-names. W. Blackwood. p. 322. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
|This Argyll and Bute location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|