Information about Argyll and Bute

Information about Argyll and Bute.

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Argyll and Bute's population of 86, 000 (NRS Scottish Census 2022 findings) is spread across the second largest local authority area in Scotland covering a land area of 690,946 hectares (2011 Census). Argyll and Bute has the fourth sparsest population of the 32 local authorities, with an area population density of 0.12 persons per hectare. This compares to a Scottish average of 0.70 persons per hectare (Mid-2021 Population Estimates). 

The council area is bounded by the urban areas of Helensburgh and Dunoon along the Clyde, Loch Lomond to the East, the Mull of Kintyre to the south, Atlantic Islands to the west, and the Sound of Mull and Appin to the north.

The following links will take you to pages containing more information about Argyll and Bute:

Introduction to Argyll and Bute

A brief history of Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute Area Profiles

Quick facts and figures about Argyll and Bute


Population: where we live

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2020: Argyll and Bute

Where to find more information about Argyll and Bute

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