Tuesday, 20 February 2007
Lochgilphead is a small town in Argyll, at the head of Loch Gilp. In the late 18th century it was laid out as a planned town after the building of a road from Inveraray to Campbeltown. It expanded further as a result of the opening of the Crinan Canal in 1801. The road from Oban, and steamers to Glasgow from nearby Ardrishaig, added to its importance as a route centre.