Record

CodeNA6696
Dates1472-1975
Person NameRoyal Burgh of Inveraray; 1472-1975
ActivityThe town was made into a burgh of barony in 1474 in favour of Colin, 1st Earl of Argyll and Lord High Chancellor of Scotland. Charles I erected it into a royal burgh in 1648. In the 19th century it was governed by a provost, 2 baillies, and 9 other councillors who also served as the police commissioners.
A town, until 1975 in the county of Argyll and a royal burgh until 1975. A police burgh from 1833. A small burgh from 1930 until 1975. Main industry herring fishery.
Situated in a bay at the head of Loch Fyne in Argyllshire. National Grid Reference NN0908
Burgh status dissolved in 1975 following Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973
Inveraray united with Ayr, Oban, Campbeltown and Irvien to return one MP to the British parlaiment in the 19th century.
Head of fishery district between Campbeltown and Rothesay
Corporate NameRoyal Burgh of Inveraray
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