this will be a very random list for a while ..
please suggest publications that include information or descriptions of Ardchattan or places in it.
some of these will have been saved for offline viewing at the Archive itself.

At the archive we have a collection of books, journals, newspaper articles.

online there are others -
Oban Times main local newspaper
British Newspaper Archive
LAHSOC journals
Lorn Archaeological and History Society journal article 2008 on Bonawe
Lorn Archaeological and History Society journal article 2003 on Trading from Ardchattan
The Kist Mid Argyll
Mackays guide to Oban and surroundings 1897 Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Ardchattan is one of the grandest and wildest of the parishes in this part of Argyllshire ; within its limits are some great Highland estates, Lochnell, Barcaldine, Inverawe and others, though here as too often has happened with other ancient Scottish properties, the old lords of the soil have been forced to part with their ancestral domains. Excellent arable soil is found here, light and dry, and the appearance of the landscape at harvest time is proof that for oats, barley, potatoes, and similar crops, it could not readily be surpassed. Many noble mountains rise around the traveller as he surveys the scenery near Loch Etive, especially the two magnificent heights of Buacbail Etive, the 'keepers of Etive,' forming a grand background in the vicinity of that Loch. The fine old ruined building of Ardchattan Priory, of the Benedictine order of monks, attracts many visitors, its venerable walls harmonizing well with the surrounding scenery. Whether King Robert the Bruce lived here for a time, and held a Parliament after his disastrous defeat at the battle of Methven, is matter of considerable doubt.

Rees, T. (1998a) Ulva, Glenstrae and Glencreran Estates (Kilninian & Kilmore; Ardchattan & Muckairn; Lismore & Appin parishes), survey', Discovery Excav Scot, 1998. Page(s): 21

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