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ARROCHAR [village] Arroquhar
Arrochar village
Johnston's Co. [County] Map
Philip's County Atlas
Tombstone of the MacFarlan (1823)
Rev. [Reverend] Dr. [Doctor] MacFarlan
Montague Martin Esqr. Factor
New Statistical account
Valuation Roll
Robertson's Tourists' Guide
Steamboat Bills
006 A scattered village situated at the head of "Loch Long". It extends from "Ashfield House" on the north to the "Manse" on the south (6 inch scale) The north part of the village is oldest and the south comprises a number of new, superior cottages, chiefly for the accommodation of visitors during the Summer Season as the village is gradually rising in importance as a watering place. The land and a number of the houses belong to Sir James Colquhoun, of Luss, Bart. [Baronet], who is the principal landed proprietor in the Parish. The village contains a Parish Church, a commodious Hotel and a substantial Inn. It has also a Post Office. The Parish School (which is now the only school in the Parish) is at "Tarbet". The spelling of the name till a few years ago was in all cases "Arroquhar", which is still adhered to by Sir James Colquhoun and his Factor, in everything connected with the Estate. "Arroquhar" also appears on all old documents. The Post Office Authorities have adopted "Arrochar" which is now most commonly used. The Rev. [Reverend] Dr. [Doctor] McFarlan and Montague Martin Esqr. Factor to Sir James Colquhoun, are of opinion that the old name should be retained. The name is derived from Ard which sigifies high and Thir A country

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Co. [County] Dumbarton Parish of Arroquhar

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Arrochar Adopted, See Authorities for the Parish name

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