Ballygrant

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Ballygrant
Ballygrant Village.jpg
Houses at the north side of Ballygrant
Ballygrant is located in Argyll and Bute
Ballygrant
Ballygrant
Ballygrant shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NR395662
Council area
Lieutenancy area
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
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°49′N 6°10′W / 55.82°N 6.16°W / 55.82; -6.16Coordinates: 55°49′N 6°10′W / 55.82°N 6.16°W / 55.82; -6.16

Ballygrant (Scottish Gaelic: Baile a' Ghràna) is a small village on the Inner Hebrides island of Islay of the western coast of Scotland. The village is within the parish of Killarow and Kilmeny.[1]

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 'the town of the grain'[2] and the water powered mill, now demolished, was turning oats into meal 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of Ballygrant". Scottish Places. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ballygrant Feature Page". Isle Of Islay. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 

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