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Argyll and Bute
Argyll and Bute (Scottish Gaelic: Earra-Ghàidheal agus Bòd) is the second largest of 32 unitary authority council areas into which Scotland was divided in 1996. It embraces part of the central Scottish mainland, in particular a number of ragged peninsulas stretching southwest into the Irish Sea (including Cowal and Kintyre) and many islands including Bute in the south and the southern islands of the Inner Hebrides (the largest being Islay, Jura and the Isle of Mull). From 1975 to 1996 most of the area formed the Argyll and Bute district of the Strathclyde region, and prior to 1975, Argyll (with slightly different borders) and Bute were separate counties (the latter also including the island of Arron).
Dunoon (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Omhain), the main town on the Cowal peninsula in the south of Argyll and Bute, is located on the western shore of the upper Firth of Clyde, almost opposite Greenock to the east, and is some 30 miles to the west of Glasgow. Lochgilphead (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Loch Gilb), a former burgh, is the administrative centre of Argyll and Bute. It lies at the end of Loch Gilp (a branch of Loch Fyne) on the banks of the Crinan Canal and immediately to the north of Knapdale and the Kintyre peninsula. It is approximately 20 miles due west of Dunoon (but the driving distance is some 63 miles).
For several years from the mid 1990s, there was a small informal Jewish group active in Argyll and Bute.
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