Port Charlotte, Islay
Looking south towards Port Charlotte
Port Charlotte shown within Argyll and Bute
|Council area||Argyll and Bute|
|Lieutenancy area||Argyll and Bute|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||ISLE OF ISLAY|
|UK Parliament||Argyll and Bute|
|Scottish Parliament||Argyll and Bute|
Port Charlotte was named after Lord Frederick Campbell's wife, and it was set up mainly to provide housing facilities for the Lochindaal Distillery work force. Parts of the former distillery buildings are now in use as Youth Hostel and Wildlife Centre. Others are currently used by a garage, but will soon be used by the to be reopened Port Charlotte Distillery. The remaining warehouses are currently used by Bruichladdich distillery, who announced plans to reopen Port Charlotte Distillery in March 2007.
In October 1813, the American privateer 'The True Blooded Yankee' captured six merchant ships lying at Port Charlotte, casting them adrift and setting fire to three. 
- http://www.bruichladdich.com/latestnewsarticles/portcharlottedistillery.htm Port Charlotte Distillery. Accessed 17 October 2007.
- http://www.islayinfo.com/islay_port_charlotte_distillery.html Islayinfo.com. Accessed 17 October 2007.
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