The building latterly known as Argyll House was run as the Kilcreggan Temperance Hotel ( second from the left in the middle picture). The lane which runs uphill from the middle of the village to Argyll (the Middle) Road was always known as the Temperance Brae because it lay beside the Temperance Hotel which despite its name was no stranger to the demon alcohol.
The Duke of Argyll of the day would stop at the Temperance Hotel for a wee dram on the way back to Rosneath Castle from church on a Sunday. He attended church in Kilcreggan because he had a disagreement with the minister at the Rosneath church. The Duke turned a blind eye to the drinks as he was the equivalent of the Licensing Board of the day and had only licensed the Ferry Inn at Rosneath Point for the sale of alcohol in all of the parishes under his control from Mambeg to Coulport.
Kilcreggan Church stood at the junction of the old Fort Road and the main road called the Ferry Brae with the Ferry Cottage shown on the left part way up the hill. It was Free Church of Scotland and had no organ to sing to. Instead the Precentor struck a tuning fork to give the congregration the right key to start the hymn singing.