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Garelochhead, a village in Row parish, Dumbartonshire, just at its junction with Roseneath parish, is pleasantly situated at the head of the Gare Loch, 7½ miles NNW of Helensburgh, the nearest station, and 2 miles SSE of Portincaple Ferry on Loch Long. The village is small, and contains neat little houses standing amidst garden-plots and shrubberies, and it ranks as one of the favourite watering-places on the Clyde. It communicates by steamers with Helensburgh, Glasgow, Greenock, etc. The Established church, a neat modern edifice, was built as a chapel of ease, and became in 1874 a quoad sacra parish church. There are also a Free church and a public school in the village. Pop. of village (1871) 433, (1881) 460 ; of q. s. parish (1881) 751 &emdash; Ord. Sur., sh. 38, 1871.

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