Argyll and Bute

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Argyll and Bute

a council area in W Scotland on the Atlantic Ocean: in 1975 the historical counties of Argyllshire and Bute became part of Strathclyde region; in 1996 they were reinstated as a single unitary authority. Argyll and Bute is mountainous and includes the islands of Bute, Mull, Islay, and Jura. Administrative centre: Lochgilphead. Pop.: 91 300 (2003 est.). Area: 6930 sq. km (2676 sq. miles)