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Forty five minutes along the A82, away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Glasgow, there awaits some of Scotland's, and the world's, finest golf challenges. For the discerning golfer, hoping to experience the joys of links golf or the spectacular beauty of the Mull of Kintyre, Argyll and Bute has something special to offer. With abundant accommodation in some of Scotland's most historic towns and villages and hospitality to match, Argyll and Bute, on the West Coast of Scotland, will be a golfing holiday you'll never forget.
The Corporate Arms of Argyll and Bute Council reflect much of the history of the area which is administered by the Council today. The design broadly follows the Coat of Arms of the former Argyll County Council which in turn formed the basis of the design used by Argyll and Bute District Council.
The top left hand corner comprises the yellow and black Gyronny of Eight, the Campbell symbol and is a reminder of the influence once wielded by Campbell families throughout Argyll and Rosneath. It was also featured in the arms of the former Burghs of Campbeltown, Dunoon and Oban. The top right hand quarter is made up of four symbols. The Saltire Engrailed and the Three Mullets or stars are from the arms of the Burgh of Helensburgh. They in turn were taken from the arms of Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, who founded the town and his wife Helen who the town was named after. The Burgh of Cove and Kilcreggan is represented by the Cross Standing on a Crag and the Winged Blade is the symbol of the Lords of the Isles who had their power base in Islay.
The Lymphad or galley was also associated with the Lords of the Isles, with the MacDougal family and the Lords of Lorn. It was featured in the arms of both Argyll and Bute County Councils as well as the Burghs of Campbeltown, Dunoon, Oban, Rothesay and Tobermory. The gold Coronet was devised for Councils, other than Island and City Councils in 1996 and is based upon the green and gold pre-1975 County Council coronet. The Gaelic motto Seas Ar Coir, meaning Maintain Our Right, was also the motto of Argyll County Council.