Appin

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Appin
Scottish Gaelic: An Apainn
Appin Village.jpg
Appin village, at the seaward end of the Strath of Appin
Appin is located in Argyll and Bute
Appin
Appin
 Appin shown within Argyll and Bute
   – Edinburgh  133 miles 
   – London  510 miles 
Council area Argyll and Bute
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Appin
Postcode district PA38
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Argyll and Bute
Scottish Parliament Argyll and Bute
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Coordinates: 56°33′44″N 5°21′32″W / 56.562222°N 5.358889°W / 56.562222; -5.358889

Appin (Scottish Gaelic: An Apainn) is a remote coastal district of the Scottish West Highlands bounded to the west by Loch Linnhe, to the south by Loch Creran, to the east by the districts of Benderloch and Lorne, and to the north by Loch Leven. It lies north-east to south-west, and measures 14 miles (23 km) in length by 7 miles (11 km) in breadth.

The district is mainly in Argyll and Bute, with a coastal strip to the north, along Loch Leven, within the Highland council area.

The scenery of the coast is beautiful - a combination of seascapes and rugged and mountainous country inland - and Appin forms part of the Lynn of Lorn National Scenic Area, one of 40 in Scotland.[1] The principal hills are double peaks of Beinn a' Bheithir - 3,362 feet (1,025 m) and 3,284 feet (1,001 m) - and Creag Ghorm - 2,372 feet (723 m) - in the north, and Fraochaidh 2,883 feet (879 m), Meall Bàn 2,148 feet (655 m) and Beinn Mhic na Céisich 2,093 feet (638 m) near the western flank of Glen Creran. The chief rivers are the Coe and Laroch, flowing into Loch Leven, the Duror and Salachan flowing into Loch Linnhe, and the Iola and Creran flowing into Loch Creran. The leading industries are forestry and tourism, lead mining and slate quarrying and being of former importance but the superquarry Glensanda, in Morvern, on the opposite bank of Loch Linnhe provides employment. Ballachulish, Duror, Portnacroish, Appin Village and Port Appin are the principal villages. Appin was the country of a branch of the Stewarts.

There are a number of small settlements in the area. Port Appin, for example is home to two hotels with restaurants and two shops. The A828 road runs along the coast of Appin. A passenger-only ferry to the island of Lismore runs from Port Appin. The district formerly had a railway, but the Caledonian Railway company’s branch line from Connel to Ballachulish was closed in 1966.

Appin is where the Appin Murder took place in 1752.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Scenic Areas". SNH. Retrieved 30 Mar 2011.
  2. ^ "Female Orphan School and Historical Precinct, Parramatta Campus". The Whitlam Institute. Whitlam Institute. 2009. Archived from the original on 11 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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