Inveraray in the past

The Inveraray CARS scheme aims to revitalise the historic Burgh of Inveraray, through grant-aided restorations of priority buildings, homes and shops in the conservation area. If you are interested in Inveraray's past, and how it came to be the way it is now, we are pulling together information from the archives to give you a glimpse of Inveraray's story through the years.

imageHistorical records of the the parish of Inveraray

Read this fascinating extract from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H Groome. Ever wondered when Inveraray was founded,  when the castle was built, or what kind of work the people would have done? Look out for some very differing opinions on Inveraray!

Inveraray Main StreetImages from the archives

Take a look at pictures of Inveraray in the past


Inveraray tenementThe history of Inveraray and it's buildings

Find out more about Inveraray's distinctive black and white building style, and the why it needs the CARS scheme to prevent further degeneration of the town