Argyll and Bute

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Argyll and Bute (Scots: Argyll an Buit; Scottish Gaelic: Earra-Ghàidheal agus Bòd, pronounced [ɛrˠəˈɣɛːəlˠ̪ akəs̪ ˈpɔːtʲ]) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland and a lieutenancy area. The current lord-lieutenant for Argyll and Bute is Jane Margaret MacLeod (14 July 2020).[1] The administrative centre for the council area is in Lochgilphead at Kilmory Castle, a 19th-century Gothic Revival building and estate. The current council leader is Robin Currie, a councillor for Kintyre and the Islands.[2]

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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Lieutenancy areasArgyll and Bute, Dunbartonshire (part)
Admin HQLochgilphead
  BodyArgyll and Bute Council
  ControlInd + Con + LD (council NOC)
  Total2,668 sq mi (6,909 km2)
  RankRanked 2nd
  RankRanked 27th
  Density32/sq mi (12/km2)
ONS codeS12000035
ISO 3166 codeGB-AGB

Argyll and Bute covers the second-largest administrative area of any Scottish council. The council area adjoins those of Highland, Perth and Kinross, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire.