Kilchattan Bay

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Kilchattan, a village and a bay in Kingarth parish, Bute island, Buteshire. The village, 7 miles S by E of Rothesay, forms a curve round the south-western of the bay, and chiefly consists of plain small cottages. It has a post office under Rothesay; and a new pier was built in 1880 at a cost of £2000. Later undertakings have been the introduction of water at a cost of £1000, and the erection of a large hotel and several villas. The bay, measuring 1 ¾ mile across the mouth, and 7 furlongs thence to its inmost recess, has a semi-circular outline, and looks eastward to the S end of Big Cumbrae. On 3 Aug. 1881, 5 lives were lost in it by the sinking of a yacht. Pop.of village (1881) 343.—Ord. Sur.,sh. 21, 1870.

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