Tighnabruaich

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Tighnabruaich
Lifeboat Station, Tighnabruaich.jpg
Tighnabruaich Lifeboat Station of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Scotland
Scotland
Tighnabruaich
Tighnabruaich shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NR 98000 72900
Council area
  • Argyll and Bute
Lieutenancy area
  • Argyll and Bute
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUNOON, ARGYLL
Postcode district PA21
Dialling code 01700
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Argyll and Bute
Scottish Parliament
  • Argyll and Bute
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°54′24″N 5°13′59″W / 55.906685°N 5.2331850°W / 55.906685; -5.2331850Coordinates: 55°54′24″N 5°13′59″W / 55.906685°N 5.2331850°W / 55.906685; -5.2331850

Tighnabruaich; (Listeni/ˌtnəˈbrəx/; Scottish Gaelic: Taigh na Bruaich) is a village on the Cowal peninsula, on the western arm of the Kyles of Bute in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. In 2011 the population was 660.[1] It is west of Glasgow and north of the Isle of Arran. The road to Ormidale was built in the late-1960s and until then the village was more reliant on the sea for the transport of passengers and freight.[2]

A pier was possibly built in the 1830s by the Castle Steamship Company, a forerunner of MacBrayne. Its was a stopping place for paddle steamers and Clyde puffers. The wooden pier was rebuilt in 1885 by the Tighnabruaich Estate who owned it from 1840 until 1950. George Olding owned it until 1965 when it became the responsibility of the local council.

Passenger services on and around the Clyde were developed after the PS Comet was introduced into service in 1812 and tourism developed with the introduction of cruises through the Kyles around Bute, to Arran and along Loch Fyne.[2] The pier is used by the paddle steamer Waverley. Its Royal National Lifeboat Institution inshore lifeboat station currently has an Atlantic 85 type lifeboat and tractor on station.

Tighnabruaich is popular for sailing and yachting and has a sailing school.[3] Shinty is the major sport in the village which is home to Kyles Athletic who have won more Camanachd Cups than any other team apart from Newtonmore and Kingussie.[4]

Tighnabruaich was voted "the prettiest village in Argyll, Lomond and Stirlingshire" in 2002[citation needed] and featured in the More4/Channel 4 programme Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages (Series 3, Episode 2).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population: Where We Live". Argyll and Bute Council. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "The Pier’s Origin And History". Tignabruaich Pier Association. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Tighnabruaich Sailing School Home". tssargyll.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Kyles Athletic Shinty Club | About The Club". kylesathletic.co.uk. 2007-09-07. Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 

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