Arrochar; is a town located near the head of Loch Long, on the Cowal peninsula in Argyll as well as Bute, Scottish Highlands. The town is within the Loch Lomond and also The Trossachs National Park. Historically in Dunbartonshire, it is overlooked by a team of mountains called the Arrochar Alps, and also particularly by the distinct rough summit of the Cobbler. It enjoys excellent interactions as it goes to the joint of the A83 and also A814 roadways and is offered by Arrochar and Tarbet railway station. On top of that the A82 road goes through Tarbet 2 miles to the eastern. For over 5 centuries this area, the feudal barony of Arrochar, was held by the chiefs of Clan MacFarlane as well as prior to them by their forefathers the barons of Arrochar. The family is Celtic in the male line and native to their Highland homeland of tall tops as well as deep lochs simply above the waist of Scotland. The negotiation was a key target for Viking raiders that took their watercrafts 2 miles overland to Tarbet to strike the vulnerable inland negotiations at Loch Lomond prior to their loss in 1263 at the battle of Largs. The western end of Arrochar notes the conventional limit of Argyllshire as well as Dunbartonshire, as well as this continued to be the case under local government reorganisation in 1975. However, in 1996 the boundaries of Argyll and Bute as well as West Dunbartonshire were considerably redrawn, bringing the entire area right into Argyll and also Bute.