We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.

Inveraray

"A parl. and royal burgh, par., and county town of Argyllshire, at the lower end of a small bay where the river Aray falls into Loch Fyne, 15 miles SW. of Dalmally and 67½ miles NW. of Glasgow - par., 46,892 ac., pop. 946; parl. burgh, pop. 864; royal burgh, pop. 940; town, pop. 870; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Inveraray, before the rise of Oban, was the principal town in the Western Highlands. It has daily communication by steamboat with Glasgow, and by coach (during the summer) with Dalmally, Tarbet, Loch Eck, and Lochgilphead, while a ferry crosses to St Catherine's, on the E. side of Loch Fyne. The chief industry is the herring fishing, and Inveraray is the head of the fishery district between Campbeltown and Rothesay. The burgh unites with Ayr, Irvine, Campbeltown, and Oban in returning 1 member to Parliament. In the northern vicinity is Inveraray Castle (built 1744-61, restored 1879-80), seat of the Duke of Argyll; it stands in an extensive and finely wooded park, which attracts great numbers of tourists. The town originally stood on the N. side of the bay, clustering around the old baronial castle (15th century), of which no vestige remains; it was made a burgh of barony in 1472, and a royal burgh in 1648."

Extract from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Inveraray area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

  • Churches in Inverary (NN096085):

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Inveraray which are provided by:

Gazetteers

Ask the GENUKI gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Inveraray to another place.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Inveraray has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NN096085 (Lat/Lon: 56.230863, -5.073303), Inveraray which are provided by:

Population

Year Population
(Parish)
1887 946

 

Year Population
(Parl. Burgh)
1887 864

 

Year Population
(Royal Burgh)
1887 940

 

Year Population
(Town)
1887 870
We are looking for somebody who can help with the maintenance of this page, which currently has a status of Pending - The section is active and has a maintainer assigned but a replacement maintainer is being sought. For more information about what helping us entails, look at our help wanted page. If you would like to consider helping us then please contact David McFarlane.