Helensburgh and Lomond
Argyll & Bute is one of the 32 unitary council areas in Scotland. Bounded to the north by Glencoe, Glen Tarbert and Loch Sunart, to the east by Loch Lomond, to the south by the Firth of Clyde and the West by the Minch and Western Isles of Coll, Tiree, Mull, Colonsay and Islay, it covers an area of 6909 km². Almost all this area is north of the Highland Boundary fault and part of the Scottish Highlands. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty steeped in history and Helensburgh is its ‘Gateway’.
Helensburgh is the civic centre of Helensburgh and Lomond District which includes the West Bank of Loch Lomond, Loch Long, the Arrochar Alps and the Rosneath Peninsula. While the area has been inhabited for thousands of years its growth began in the late 18th century as a consequence of the Industrial Revolution which saw the rapid development of both commerce and industry in Glasgow and the South Bank of the Clyde.
Today, Helensburgh is a vibrant town which enjoys an enviable position within easy reach of Glasgow, Stirling and even Edinburgh, whilst also being situated on the Clyde Sea Lochs, bordering both Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and the boundary fault which marks the start of the Scottish Highlands, thus giving access to a wealth of attractions and activities.