is a village situated on the Crinan Canal
, in Argyll and Bute
, western Scotland
. Cairnbaan is around halfway between the two ends of the canal, Ardrishaig
The name, from Scottish Gaelic
, literally means "white hill". On the hill itself, there are cup and ring marks
dating back to the Iron Age
The village has a hotel that was built in the 18th century, and featured in the television series The Tales of Para Handy, based on the novels of Neil Munro.