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Bute

BUTE Island in the Firth of Clyde, once part of Buteshire, now in the Argyll & Bute unitary authority in western Scotland. The island belonged to the Norse Kingdom of the Isles, but it was lost some time in the … Continue reading

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Argyll & Bute

ARGYLL & BUTE A district in the Strathclyde region in western Scotland, 1975-6; A unitary authority since 1996. The district united the greater part of the former county of Argyllshire with the island of Bute.   It was also (and still … Continue reading

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Argyll

ARGYLL     Name of importance in the history of the western Highlands and Islands of  Scotland, but covering regions of widely differing sizes. 1. A region or kingdom of the western Highlands.  Argyll is derived from the Gaelic Earra-Ghàidheal, meaning the … Continue reading

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