- Sound of Arisaig
The Sound of Arisaig in
Lochaber, Scotland, separates the Arisaigpeninsula to the north from the Moidartpeninsula to the south. At the eastern, landward end, the sound is divided by Ardnish into two sea lochs. Loch nan Uamhlies to the north of Ardnish, Loch Ailortto the south. There are a number of small islands in the sound, of which Eilean nan Gobhar and Samalaman Island, both near to Glenuigon the south shore, are the largest.The A830 road, called the Road to the Isles, runs along the east end of Loch Ailort, and then crosses Ardnish before turning westwards along the north shore of Loch nan Uamh and the sound proper. The West Highland Railwayfollows the same route. The A861 roadfollows the south shore of Loch Ailort and the sound proper as far west as Glenuig.
Prince's Cairn, marking the spot where Bonnie Prince Charliefinally left Scotland after the unsuccessful Jacobite Rising of 1745, on 20 September 1746, overlooks Loch nan Uamh.
The sound is a marine
Special Area of Conservation.
* [http://www.soundofarisaig.org/ The Sound of Arisaig Marine Special Area of Conservation]
* [http://robinwilson.net/soundofarisaigcu/soundofarisaig.html Panorama of the Sound of Arisaig] (QuickTime required)
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