Old Photograph Main Street Ardrishaig Scotland

Old photograph of shops, buildings and people on Main Street in Ardrishaig, Argyll, Scotland. This Scottish village is located at the southern entrance to the Crinan Canal, on the side of a hill bordering Loch Fyne immediately to the south of Lochgilphead. The Crinan Canal between Crinan and Ardrishaig in Argyll and Bute in the west of Scotland is operated by Scottish Canals. The canal, which opened in 1801, takes its name from the village of Crinan at its western end. The canal was built to provide a short cut for commercial sailing and fishing vessels and later Clyde puffers to travel between the industrialised region around Glasgow to the West Highland villages and islands. It was designed by civil engineer John Rennie and work started in 1794, but was not completed until 1801, two years later than planned.

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