Argyll and Bute

A village on the Cowal Peninsula of S Argyll and Bute, Kames overlooks the Kyles of Bute a mile (1.5 km) south of Tighnabruaich. A saltpetre works was established here in 1839, associated with the gunpowder mills at nearby Millhouse. It remained in operation until 1921. A steamboat pier, known as Black Quay, was erected 1852 and used for the import of the raw materials and the export of the gunpowder.

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