Kirn, Argyll

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Cast iron fountain stand - - 837994
Kirn shown within Argyll and Bute
Population 5,198 (2013 Est) Including; Kirn, Hunters Quay and Sandbank.[1]
OS grid reference NS 18100 78200
Council area
  • Argyll and Bute
Lieutenancy area
  • Argyll and Bute
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PA23
Dialling code 01369
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Argyll and Bute
Scottish Parliament
  • Argyll and Bute
List of places
55°57′44″N 4°54′56″W / 55.962260°N 4.9156898°W / 55.962260; -4.9156898Coordinates: 55°57′44″N 4°54′56″W / 55.962260°N 4.9156898°W / 55.962260; -4.9156898

Kirn; is a village in Argyll and Bute in the Scottish Highlands on the west shore of the Firth of Clyde on the Cowal peninsula. It now forms part of the continuous habitation between Dunoon and Hunters Quay, where the Holy Loch joins the Firth of Clyde. It originally had its own pier and was a regular stop for the Clyde steamer services, bringing holidaymakers to the town, mostly from the Glasgow area.

Kirn Primary School[edit]

Old Kirn Primary School was demolished in 2016.[2] The school is currently being rebuilt to modern standards.[3][4]

Dunoon Grammar School[edit]

Dunoon Grammar School is situated on Ardenslate Road, next to Cowal Golf Club in Kirn.[5]

Cowal Golf Club[edit]

Cowal Golf Club is situated on Ardenslate Road in Kirn, next to Dunoon Grammar School.[6]

Kirn & Hunters Quay Bowling Club[edit]

Kirn & Hunters Quay Bowling Club, is situated on Ardenslate Road.[7][8]

Cowal Indoor Bowling Club[edit]

The Cowal Indoor Bowling Club is Situated on Ardenslate Road in Kirn.[9]

Kirn Pier[edit]

Kirn Pier was demolished, the only buildings left are the shore side entry buildings.[10][11][12]

Kirn Parish Church[edit]

Kirn Church is a red sandstone building in the centre of the village.[13]


Kirn Church - - 46311 
Looking To Kirn - - 766541 
Kirn and the River Clyde from Inverkip - - 1075296 


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  2. ^ Council, Argyll and Bute (4 November 2010). "Kirn Primary School". 
  3. ^ Council, Argyll and Bute (10 July 2015). "New Kirn Primary". 
  4. ^ "Argyll and Bute Council signs contract for £9m primary school - Scottish Construction Now!". 11 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Welcome - Dunoon Grammar School". 
  6. ^, SAMTEQ,. "Cowal Golf Club - Stunning 18 Hole in Cowal, Argyll". 
  7. ^ "Kirn & Hunters' Quay Bowling Club". 
  8. ^ "Active Scotland". 
  9. ^ "Cowal Indoor Bowls Club". Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  10. ^, Duncan Mackintosh,. " / Kirn". 
  11. ^ "Dunoon, Kirn, Pier - ScotlandsPlaces". 
  12. ^ "Kirn, Leaving The Pier c.1955 - Francis Frith". 
  13. ^ "Kirn Parish Church". Kirn Parish Church. Retrieved 2017-01-14. 

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